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Utilization of Materials International Space Station Flight Facility to Advance TRL of Seed Laser for Space-Based Lidar Measurements

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC19C0594
Agency Tracking Number: 193481
Amount: $124,924.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: Z4
Solicitation Number: SBIR_19_P1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-02-18
Small Business Information
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Principal Investigator
 Shirley McNeil
 (406) 522-0388
Business Contact
 Betsy Heckel
Phone: (406) 522-0388
Research Institution
The overall goal of the SBIR effort is advancement of the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of a diode-based, locked-wavelength, seed laser system being developed under the NASA SBIR Program. This laser system is applicable for seeding next generation pulsed lasers for lidars identified in the recent Decadal Survey.nbsp; To achieve this goal, AdvR is proposing to utilize the Materials International Space Station Experiment Flight Facility (MISSE-FF) for fielding an active experiment that will test all of the key components of the seed laser system, most of which have been successfully integrated into NASA High Spectral Resolution Lidar aircraft missions, but none of which have been in an actual space environment. Exposure and successful operation of AdvR-developed seed laser system in a relevant space environment will allow advancement to TRL 7, thus directly addressing the NASA SBIR topic Z4.01 MISSE Experiments call for ldquo;space technologies already developed under the NASA SBIR Program that would mature in TRL due to successful demonstration in the space environmentquot;.

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