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Lightweight Tunable Infrared Filter

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Michigan Aerospace Corporation
1777 Highland Drive, Suite B Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2285
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Lightweight Tunable Infrared Filter
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNG05CA04C
Award Amount: $535,867.00


Michigan Aerospace Corporation has developed spaceflight qualified compact tunable Fabry-Perot interferometers for a number of applications, from ranging direct detection Doppler wind LIDAR applications to IR spectroscopy. Under a previous phase I SBIR, Michigan Aerospace developed a design for a spaceflight qualified lightweight tunable Fabry-Perot etalon for cryogenic applications utilizing reaction bonded silicon carbide for the etalon mount and support rings and successfully delivered a mount and rings cast from silicon carbide for use in a phase II, or another application, to house an etalon. Under the proposed phase II effort, Michigan Aerospace will develop and fabricated a lightweight, rugged tunable Fabry-Perot interferometer that will be spaceflight qualified. Also, under this proposed phase II effort, Michigan Aerospace will design and produce a digital etalon controller. Further, Michigan Aerospace will produce a detailed plan by which the digital etalon controller design can be transitioned from demonstration unit to flight qualified hardware.

Principal Investigator:

Scott K. Lindemann

Business Contact:

Peter Tchoryk Jr.
Business Official
Small Business Information at Submission:

Michigan Aerospace Corporation
1777 Highland Dr., Suite B Ann Arbor, MI 48108

EIN/Tax ID: 383323642
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No