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EDL Sensor Suite

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
125749
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
S4.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
OPTICAL AIR DATA SYSTEMS, LLC
10781 James Payne Court Manassas, VA 20110-2042
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: EDL Sensor Suite
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CP30P
Award Amount: $124,747.00
 

Abstract:

Optical Air Data Systems (OADS) L.L.C. proposes a LIDAR based remote measurement sensor suite capable of satisfying a significant number of the desired sensing requirements in a compact, lightweight, and extremely power efficient form factor. OADS all-fiber optic LIDAR and Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV) technology is capable of measuring precise height above ground, ground speed, ground drift, range-gated relative winds, ambient temperature, as well as ambient pressure through the entire entry and descent phase of the spacecraft. Unlike other LIDAR solutions that would require imaging around or through the aeroshell, OADS patented LDV solutions can directly measure a range map of the terrain while simultaneously providing surface relative velocity information for navigation near the ground. OAD LDV solutions include a remote wind sensor capable of measuring wind information at multiple distances ahead of the spacecraft during the entry and descent phases. Once descent is complete, the sensor can be used on the ground to collect local environmental data (including surface winds) as advance information for the fetch rover, the planetary ascent vehicle, and for future missions.

Principal Investigator:

Elizabeth Dakin
Principal Investigator
7033930754
bdakin@oads.com

Business Contact:

Karyn Kraft
Business Manager
7033930754
kkraft@oads.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Optical Air Data Systems, LLC
10781 James Payne Court Manassas, VA 20110-2042

EIN/Tax ID: 954273933
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No