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
 kowbel@mercorp.com
Business Contact
 Raouf Loutfy
Title: President
Phone: (520) 574-1980
Email: 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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