Lightweight Tunable Infrared Filter

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNG05CA04C
Agency Tracking Number: 035667
Amount: $535,867.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: E1.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1777 Highland Dr., Suite B, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108-2285
DUNS: 969868298
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott Lindemann
 Principal Investigator
 (734) 975-8777
Business Contact
 Peter Tchoryk
Title: Business Official
Phone: (734) 975-8777
Research Institution
Michigan Aerospace Corporation has developed spaceflight qualified compact tunable Fabry-Perot interferometers for a number of applications, from ranging direct detection Doppler wind LIDAR applications to IR spectroscopy. Under a previous phase I SBIR, Michigan Aerospace developed a design for a spaceflight qualified lightweight tunable Fabry-Perot etalon for cryogenic applications utilizing reaction bonded silicon carbide for the etalon mount and support rings and successfully delivered a mount and rings cast from silicon carbide for use in a phase II, or another application, to house an etalon. Under the proposed phase II effort, Michigan Aerospace will develop and fabricated a lightweight, rugged tunable Fabry-Perot interferometer that will be spaceflight qualified. Also, under this proposed phase II effort, Michigan Aerospace will design and produce a digital etalon controller. Further, Michigan Aerospace will produce a detailed plan by which the digital etalon controller design can be transitioned from demonstration unit to flight qualified hardware.

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