TOWABLE ADVANCED BIO-OPTICAL SENSOR SYSTEM (TABOSS)

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 10574
Amount: $49,954.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Biospherical Instruments Inc
4901 Morena Blvd #1003, San Diego, CA, 92138
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charles R Booth
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE NEED FOR COST EFFECTIVE SURFACE VALIDATION INSTRUMENTATION FOR FUTURE OCEAN COLOR SENSORS, BOTH THE PENDING SEAWIFS SATELLITE, AND THE PLANNED HIGH RESOLUTION SCANNING SENSORS SUCH AS MODIS AND HIRIS. THE SIGNIFICANT INNOVATION PROPOSED COUPLES OPTICAL FIBERS WITH HIGH RESOLUTION SPECTROMETER TECHNOLOGY TO YIELD A VERY SMALL OPTICAL SENSOR HEAD THAT CAN BE EASILY DEPLOYED IN A VARIETY OF MODES INCLUDING TOWED BEHIND SHIPS-OF-OPPORTUNITY. THE INNOVATION WE PROPOSE IS TWO-FOLD; FIRST, TO DEVELOP AN EASILY DEPLOYED OPTICAL ASSEMBLY COMPOSED OF A PASSIVE OPTICAL COLLECTOR ASSEMBLY UTILIZING OPTICAL FIBERS TO BRING THE COLLECTED OPTICAL SIGNALS TO A SHIPBOARD DETECTION INSTRUMENT AND SECONDLY, TOUSE A MODERN ARRAY SPECTROMETER TO ACHIEVE SPECTRAL RESOLUTION COMPARABLE WITH THE ANTICIPATED EOS BASED REMOTE SENSING SYSTEMS OF THE 1990S.

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