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A Miniaturized and Robust FTS Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72015
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
034719
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vescent Photonics
4865 E. 41st Ave Denver, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: A Miniaturized and Robust FTS Sensor
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNG04CA82C
Award Amount: $69,960.00
 

Abstract:

Vescent Photonics details a miniaturized and robust Fourier transform spectrometer(FTS) for in-situ chemical and spectral analysis. Phase I research will focus on innovative electro-optic technology that enables moving mirror replacement. A successful phase I effort will pave the way for a phase II chemical sensor prototype. The attributes of this sensor: i) small size, comparable to a book of matches, ii) low mass, only tens of grams, iii) small energy consumption, < .001 Watt-hours per measurement, iv) high sensitivity, detectable chemical densities < 10^13 per cc, and v) robust monolithic construction, are aptly suited for future NASA missions. Such a sensor could be integrated and deployed with a variety of exploration platforms. A single device would provide identification and quantification of multiple compounds (e.g., biogenically important CH4, NOx, H2O, CO, etc.).

Principal Investigator:

Scott Davis
Principal Investigator
3032966766
davis@vescentphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Scott Davis
Business Official
3032966766
davis@vescentphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vescent Photonics, Inc.
2927 Welton St. Denver, CO 80205

EIN/Tax ID: 030437707
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No