Utilization of the International Space Station to Verify Photonic Devices for Enhanced Space-Based Atmospheric Profiling

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX17CL32P
Agency Tracking Number: 174705
Amount: $124,965.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H8.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-06-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-12-08
Small Business Information
2310 University Way, Building 1-1, Bozeman, MT, 59715-6504
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shirley McNeil
 Principal Investigator
 (406) 522-0388
Business Contact
 Betsy Heckel
Title: Business Official
Phone: (406) 522-0388
Email: heckel@advr-inc.com
Research Institution
The overall goal of the SBIR effort is completion of Technical Readiness Level (TRL) 5, component validation in a relevant environment, of the key photonics devices for a diode-based, locked wavelength, seed laser system currently being developed for space-based, High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL) measurements. To achieve this goal, AdvR is proposing to the utilize the Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE-FF) Flight Facility for accelerated and accurate testing of the key materials and components of the seed laser system, all of which have been successfully integrated into NASA High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL) flight missions, but none of which have been in a space environment. Exposure and successful operation of AdvR developed materials and devices in a relevant space environment will complete the TRL 5 requirements for this technology and allow advancement to TRL 6 for the system, thus directly addressing the need for space technologies already developed under the NASA Langley SBIR Program that would mature in TRL due to successful demonstration in the space environment, as described in the NASA SBIR topic H8.01 ISS Utilization and Microgravity Research.

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