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Windspeed Sensor for Planetary Science Applications

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC22PB196
Agency Tracking Number: 222406
Amount: $156,370.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S13
Solicitation Number: SBIR_22_P1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-07-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-01-25
Small Business Information
515 Courtney Way, Suite B
Lafayette, CO 80026-8821
United States
DUNS: 128688111
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jon Lubbers
 (303) 516-9075
 jlubbers@sporian.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Harsh
Title: President
Phone: (303) 516-9075
Email: harshk@sporian.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

In-situ instrumentation is needed that can withstand the harsh environments imposed by planetary atmospheres in order to make advancements in solar system exploration. Technologies that can withstand the corrosive/caustic gases, radiation levels, stresses, and high temperatures and pressures, while still producing reliable, real-time data are a major facilitator for planetary missions. To address this need, Sporian is developing a harsh environment wind speed and direction sensor targeted toward future Venus probe spacecraft. The proposed technology will be beneficial to NASArsquo;s planetary science mission by facilitating environmental chamber testing amp; validation, and wind speed and direction measurements in the Venus atmosphere and on the surface.nbsp;nbsp; The Phase I effort will focus on heavily leveraging prior harsh environment, in-situ instrumentation development and, with input from current/prior NASA partners, will construct, test, and characterize prototype sensor suites.nbsp; If successful, Sporian will be well prepared for Phase II efforts focused on producing full demonstration units for application-relevant testing and addressing integration strategies.

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