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Integrated Spatial Filter Array

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90642
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
085141
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Luminit, LLC
1850 W. 205th St. Torrance, CA 90501-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Integrated Spatial Filter Array
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CD43P
Award Amount: $99,967.00
 

Abstract:

To address the NASA Earth Science Division need for spatial filter arrays for amplitude and wavefront control, Luminit proposes to develop a novel polarization-preserving Integrated Spatial Filter Array (iSFA) comprising 36 x 36 waveguides and two microlens arrays in a hexagonal configuration. Each waveguide acts as a polarization maintaining single-mode fiber and is precisely mapped to a pair of input/output lenslets. The 36 x 36 waveguides have identical fast and slow polarization axes and can be mass-fabricated to reduce cost and enhance placement accuracy, uniformity, throughput and reliability. The iSFA will be hermetically packaged in a 1 cubic inch box to withstand high radiation and temperature extremes in space. In Phase I, we will demonstrate the feasibility of iSFA, which will reduce the development risk of a Phase II 36 x 36 prototype iSFA. The demonstrated results will offer NASA enhanced nulling coronagraph imaging for detection of planets beyond our solar system with the Terrestrial Planet Finder.

Principal Investigator:

Jun Ai
Principal Investigator
3103201066
kyu@luminitco.com

Business Contact:

Marie Todd
Business Official
3103201066
mtodd@luminitco.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Luminit, LLC
20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 203 Torrance, CA 90501

EIN/Tax ID: 203829605
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No