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Measuring Small Phase Perturbations

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
51782
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
NASA961
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VISIDYNE, INC.
99 S. Bedford St, Suite 103 Burlington, MA 01803-5145
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Measuring Small Phase Perturbations
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,356.00
 

Abstract:

Visidyne proposes to critically assess the requirements for a phase processor to detect miniscule phase bumps hidden in the beat frequency signal from a pair of interfering optical beams, e.g., used to link proof masses on free flying satellites. These phase bumps, the result of a cosmological event producing gravity waves affecting the local space time frame thereby causing small length changes or strains. These length changes maybe at the level of a few picometers or strains for a gage length of 5 x 10 E6 km of 4 x 10 E-22. The proposed effort would assess these requirements in light of the errors; random and systematic associated with doing ultra high resolution optical interferometry.

Principal Investigator:

Geert Wyntjes
Senior Scientist
7812732820
wyntjes@visidyne.com

Business Contact:

John W. Bates
Treasurer
7812732820
jwc@visidyne.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Visidyne, Inc
10 Corporate Place, South Bedford St. Burlington, MA 01803

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