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AN INTEGRATED-FUNCTION X-RAY LABORATORY FOR THE GEOLOGICAL AND EXOBIOLOGICAL

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11897
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11897
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aracor
425 Lakeside Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94086 0470
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: AN INTEGRATED-FUNCTION X-RAY LABORATORY FOR THE GEOLOGICAL AND EXOBIOLOGICAL
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $498,455.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROPOSED R&D WILL ESTABLISH A NEW CAPABILITY OF LIGHT-ELEMENT X-RAY FLUORESCENCE ANALYSIS THAT SUPPORTS THE ACCURATE QUANTITATIVE MEASUREMENT OF THE BIOGENIC ELEMENTS. THE BASIS FOR THIS NEW CAPABILITY IS A CLASS OF INNOVATIVE X-RAY WAVELENGTH-DISPERSIVE OPTICAL COMPONENTS KNOWN AS LAYERED SYNTHETIC MICROSTRUCTURES (LSM). THESE COMPONENTS, WHEN COMBINED WITH EXISTING ENERGY-DISPERSIVE DETECTORS, MAKE FEASIBLE THE CONSTRUCTION OF MINIATURE BIOGENIC ANALYZER SYSTEMS THAT SATISFY THE NASA MISSION. THE PHASE I PROJECT WILL SPECIFY THE OPTIMUM EXCITATION SOURCE, DISPERSION ELEMENT, AND DETECTOR COMPONENTS OF THE SYSTEM, AND PROVIDE A CALCULATIONAL END-TO-END DEMONSTRATIONOF ITS RESPONSE PROPERTIES. THESE DATA WILL PROVIDE A FOUNDATION FOR PHASE II PROTOTYPE CONSTRUCTION AND EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION.

Principal Investigator:

Russell E. Stachowski
Physicist
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Business Contact:

R. a. armistead
PRESIDENT
4087337780
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Research & Applctns
425 Lakeside Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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