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Meteor Detection and UV Spectral Analysis System

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
51969
Program Year/Program:
2001 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
NASASTTR-01-9
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PRINCETON SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.
7 Deer Park Drive Suite C Monmouth Junction, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Meteor Detection and UV Spectral Analysis System
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,778.00
 

Abstract:

The elemental composition of meteors is one of the keys to understanding their origin and in turn the evolution of the solar system. Spectroscopic measurement of the emission spectra of meteors as they are heated by entry into the Earth's atmosphere can yield this information. An objective-grating spectrograph instrument payload designed to capture the ultraviolet emission spectra of meteors is proposed. This Shuttle payload will detect and record randomly occurring transient upper atmosphere phenomena such as meteors and upper atmospheric lightning. In this Phase I effort, Princeton Scientific Instruments and the Naval Research Laboratory will address optical, thermal and mechanical design issues related to a Schmidt telescope and high frame rate CCD camera in an earth-viewing Shuttle Hitchhiker payload. It should be noted that high speed, real time, image analysis is of broad interest with applications such as missile guidance and cell morphology in biological image data reduction and image analysis. ~000038 ~

Principal Investigator:

John Lowrance
7322740774

Business Contact:

John Lowrance
President
7322740774
lowrance@prinsci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Princeton Scientific Instruments, Inc.
7 Deer Park Drive Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Naval Research Laboratory
4555 Overlook Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20375
Contact: Herbert Gursky
Contact Phone: (202) 767-6343
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university