ATMOSPHERIC OPACITY MONITOR

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 12101
Amount: $49,951.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
300 Kahelu Avenue, Mililani, HI, 96789
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jonathan Gradie
 Executive Vice President
 (808) 625-5262
Business Contact
 JONATHAN GRADIE
Title: EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Phone: (808) 625-5262
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL RESPONDS TO TECHNICAL SUBTOPIC 08.15: EARTH-BASED AND PLANETARY PHOTOMETRY INSTRUMENTATION, WHICH REQUESTS A LOW MASS (LESS THAN 500 GRAMS) LOW POWER (LESS THAN 5 WATTS) ATMOSPHERE OPACITY MONITOR FOR USE ON SPACECRAFT OPERATING ON THE SURFACE OF MARS AND UNMANNED OR REMOTE TERRESTRIAL ATMOSPHERIC MONITORS. THE OBJECTIVE OF PHASE I IS TO DEVELOP DETAILED CONCEPTUAL AND ENGINEERING DESIGNS OF TWO POTENTIAL PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT CONCEPTS: (1) ALL SKY IMAGING USING A LOW MASS LENS SYSTEM-CCD ARRAY DETECTOR TO STUDY HOURLY VARIANT PHENOMENA AND (2) A HORIZONTO ZENITH SWATH SYSTEM TO STUDY DAILY PHENOMENA AT MANY WAVELENGTHS. BOTH OF THESE SYSTEMS REQUIRE INNOVATIONS IN LOW MASS IMAGING AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY SETS, INC. PERSONNEL IN EACH OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS: OPTICAL DESIGN, MECHANICAL DESIGN, THERMAL DESIGN, SIGNAL PROCESSING AND ELECTRONIC DESIGN. THE RESULT OF PHASE I WILL BE APPLIED TO THE PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT UNDER PHASE II.

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