ATMOSPHERIC OPACITY MONITOR

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$49,951.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1990
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
12101
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sets, Inc.
300 Kahelu Avenue, Mililani, HI, 96789
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
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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