Ultra-Lightweight Optical Components for FTS Instruments

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNL04AB33P
Agency Tracking Number:
035482
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
E1.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MER Corp
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706-3237
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
14751
Principal Investigator:
Witold Kowbel
Principal Investigator
(520) 574-1980
kowbel@mercorp.com
Business Contact:
Raouf Loutfy
President
(520) 574-1980
rloutfy@mercorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
NASA is pursuing novel technology for FTS instruments. The use of the conventional actuator technology is limited by the weight of optical components. The innovation of this Phase I lies in the application of composite membrane optics technology to device applications. In particular, ultra-lightweight retroreflectors will be manufactured in Phase I. Phase II will integrate this novel technology with stiff actuators.

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