Ultra-Lightweight Optical Components for FTS Instruments

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNL04AB33P
Agency Tracking Number: 035482
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
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
DUNS: 14751
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Witold Kowbel
 Principal Investigator
 (520) 574-1980
Business Contact
 Raouf Loutfy
Title: President
Phone: (520) 574-1980
Email: rloutfy@mercorp.com
Research Institution
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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