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Tunable Laser for High-Performance, Low-Cost Distributed Sensing Platform

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC18C0124
Agency Tracking Number: 175028
Amount: $754,929.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A2
Solicitation Number: SBIR_17_P2
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-05-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-05-06
Small Business Information
3265 North 1950 East, North Logan, UT, 84341-2460
DUNS: 087443253
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ryan Seeley
 (435) 915-4425
Business Contact
 Ryan Seeley
Phone: (435) 915-4425
Research Institution

The proposed effort will integrate identified performance optimization approaches to produce a tunable laser module exhibiting cost and performance characteristics appropriate for NASA’s needs. The technology will considerably improve NASA's flight test measurement and in-situ monitoring capability over the current state of the art, opening up new distributed sensing possibilities for real-time, in-situ airframe / space frame measurements. In addition to supporting distributed static strain and temperature measurements, the technology helps enable distributed modal analysis, non-destructive evaluation, and identification / characterization of transient events. With an improved understanding of distributed airframe / space frame structural dynamics, the technology will lead to improved airframe and component designs. With improved, integrated real-time feedback control signal generation and structural health monitoring, future aircraft and space-flight vehicles will operate more safely, predictably, and efficiently.

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