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Doppler Asymmetric Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer (DASH) for Measuring Winds…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86724
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-103-0554
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ARTEP, INC.
2922 Excelsior Springs Court Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Doppler Asymmetric Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer (DASH) for Measuring Winds in the Upper Atmosphere (90-300km)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8718-08-C-0014
Award Amount: $99,265.00
 

Abstract:

The primary goal of Phase I of this SBIR is an exploratory development to determine the instrument requirements needed to measure neutral winds in the upper atmosphere (90-300km) by passively measuring the Doppler shift of atomic oxygen airglow emission lines with a field-widened Doppler Asymmetric Spatial Heterodyne interferometer (DASH) instrument aboard a satellite platform in low Earth orbit. DASH interferometers are a new development of the optical technique of Spatial Heterodyne Spectroscopy (SHS) and offer the potential to provide low-power, light weight miniaturized instruments capable of wavelength resolutions required for measuring upper atmospheric winds to an accuracy of better than 20m/s through Doppler shift measurements. The conceptual flight design to be completed in Phase I will determine the mass, power, size and estimated cost of building a miniaturized DASH instrument to observe both the upper atmospheric green line and red line airglow emissions at 557.7nm and 630nm, covering the requirement altitude range of 90-300km. The secondary goal for Phase I is to complete a conceptual breadboard design for a ground-based DASH instrument to measure upper atmospheric winds. A breadboard design provides the basis for a Phase II SBIR where a DASH breadboard instrument would be built and fielded.

Principal Investigator:

David D. Babcock
Contract Postdoctoral Physicist
2027672023
dbabcock@ssd5.nrl.navy.mil

Business Contact:

Ronen Feldman
President/Founder of Artep
4104802700
rfeldman@artepinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARTEP, INC.
2922 Excelsior Springs Court Ellicott City, MD 21042

EIN/Tax ID: 521497437
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No