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Metal-Mesh Optical Filter Technology for Mid IR, Far IR, and Submillimeter

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095447
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.04
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
575 McCorkle Blvd. Westerville, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Metal-Mesh Optical Filter Technology for Mid IR, Far IR, and Submillimeter
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CB17C
Award Amount: $599,782.00
 

Abstract:

The innovative, high transmission band-pass filter technology proposed here is an improvement in multilayer metal-mesh filter design and manufacture for the far IR to submillimeter ranges. The proposed metal-mesh filters can tolerate cryogenic temperatures (down to 4K and below) and a wide vibration/shock spectrum, making them launch-capable and durable for long periods in space. In addition, the proposed band-pass filters are light weight, as they employ no heavy substrates. The proposed 2Â? 5 mm thickness (mostly the mounting frame) allows insertion into tight spaces and standard filter wheels. The thin, light weight, vacuum compatible design can be incorporated into almost any detector setup. Large sizes can be manufactured for newer instruments with larger diameter beams.

Principal Investigator:

William R. McGovern
Principal Investigator
6148912243
bill.mcgovern@lakeshore.com

Business Contact:

Philip R. Swinehart
VP of Sensor Research
6148912243
pswinehart@lakeshore.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
575 McCorkle Blvd. Westerville, OH 43082-8699

EIN/Tax ID: 310914553
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No