Advanced Miniature Optical Sensors for Space-Based Monitoring of the Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8718-08-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-290-2431
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ATMOSPHERIC & SPACE TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH
11118 Quail Pass, San Antonio, TX, 78249
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
601975803
Principal Investigator:
Geoff Crowley
President & Chief Scienti
(210) 834-3475
gcrowley@astraspace.net
Business Contact:
Geoff Crowley
President & Chief Scienti
(210) 834-3475
gcrowley@astraspace.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
As the Air Force moves toward the deployment of many smaller satellites, it would be useful to develop smaller versions of SSUSI and GUVI imagers to take advantage of these multiple platforms, so that global measurements could become an operational reality. The goal of Phase II shall be to develop hardware and software for a low-cost, high sensitivity optical sensor to provide remote sensing of the ionosphere and/or upper atmosphere from space platforms. The name of the new instrument is GUVITO (Global Ultra-Violet Ionosphere-Thermosphere Observatory).

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