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ADAPTIVE RAPID SCANNING IMAGING SPECTROPOLARIMETER

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11889
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11889
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aotf Technology, Inc.
540 Weddell Drive #6 Sunnyvale, CA 94089
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: ADAPTIVE RAPID SCANNING IMAGING SPECTROPOLARIMETER
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP AN IMAGING GROUND-BASED SPECTROPOLARIMETER UTILIZING STATE-OF-THE-ART ACOUSTO-OPTICAL TUNABLE FILTERS (AOTFS). THE MAJOR SIGNIFICANT INNOVATION OF THIS PROPOSED PROGRAM IS THE USE OF A NOVEL OPTICAL IMAGING SYSTEM DESIGNED TO PROVIDE ACCESSTO THE ORTHOGONALLY POLARIZED AOTF IMAGES, AND THE UNDERVIATED CENTRAL BEAM TO USE FOR GUIDING, OR OTHER PURPOSES. ACCESS TIME WILL BE LESS THAN 25 MICROSECONDS, WITH A TUNING RANGE COVERING .3 MICROMS TO 3 MICRONS, UTILIZING A MINIMUM OF AOTFS TO COVER THIS EXTENDED RANGE, AND WITH A YARIABLE PASSBAND, NOMINALLY BETWEEN 10 AND 100 ANGSTROMS @ 1 MICRON. SPECIFIC INNOVATIONS INCLUDE:* THE USE OF AN INTEGRAL INSTRUMENT IMAGE ROTATOR TO ALLOW ROUTINE LINEAR POLARIZATION MEASUREMENTS USING BOTH AOTF FILTERED IMAGES, * THE USE OF AUTOMATED CONTROL FOR THE ABOVE, WITH AN INTERFACE TO THE DATA ACQUISITION COMPUTER, * THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INNOVATIVE TRANSDUCER AND/OR AOTF DESIGNS TO PROVIDE FLEXIBLE CHOICES OF PASSBAND SHAPE AND/OR POSITION(S).

Principal Investigator:

Patrick Katzka
President
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Business Contact:

Patrick katzka
PRESIDENT
4087345435
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aotf Technology, Inc.
540 Weddell Drive #6 Sunnyvale, CA 94089

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