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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8718-08-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number: F071-290-2431
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF071-290
Solitcitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
ATMOSPHERIC & SPACE TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH
11118 Quail Pass, San Antonio, TX, 78249
Duns: 601975803
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Geoff Crowley
 President & Chief Scienti
 (210) 834-3475
 gcrowley@astraspace.net
Business Contact
 Geoff Crowley
Title: President & Chief Scienti
Phone: (210) 834-3475
Email: 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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