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3D Flash LIDAR Space Laser

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
115219
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
S5.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.
135 E. Ortega Street Santa Barbara, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: 3D Flash LIDAR Space Laser
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CE63P
Award Amount: $124,677.00
 

Abstract:

Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) is a small business, which has developed a compact, eye-safe 3D Flash LIDARTM Camera (FLC) well suited for real-time spacecraft trajectory, speed, orientation measurements relative to the planet's surfaces and evaluating potential hazards during the critical landing sequence. Data collected using ASC's FLC at JPL's Mars Yard and in NASA ALHAT flight tests demonstrated that ASC Flash LIDAR system can meet the requirements for Entry Descent and Landing (EDL). Aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery(STS-133), SpaceX and ASC demonstrated the DragonEye Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking (AR & D) Flash LIDAR solution in low earth orbit, the first Flash LIDAR in space. ASC has developed the core technology for Flash LIDAR with its 3D-FPA hybrid and would like to work with NASA to further enhance the functionality of the 3D sensor by developing a space qualified laser for Flash LIDAR. ASC is proposing to investigate packaging approaches that will increase the hardness of the laser and will create a preliminary concept for improved power stability and thermal management for the complete sensor.

Principal Investigator:

Bradley Short
Principal Investigator
8059663331
bshort@asc3d.com

Business Contact:

JoAnn Stettner
Business Official
8059663331
jstettner@asc3d.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.
135 East Ortega Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1674

EIN/Tax ID: 770149982
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No