COLD CORONAGRAPH FOR PLANETARY OBSERVATIONS

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,990.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
17007
Agency Tracking Number:
17007
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
300 Kahelu Ave #10, Mililani, HI, 96789
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO PRODUCE AN INSTRUMENT FOR ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS OF SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS IN THE THERMAL INFRARED REGION (5-30MUM), USING AN OPTICAL SYSTEM THAT IS CAPABLE OF RECONSTRUCTING AN IMAGE (WITH MOVABLE APODIZING MASKS) OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION COLLECTED BY A GROUND-BASED ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPE. THE OPPORTUNITY IS TO APPLY TECHNIQUES, PREVIOUSLY USED AT VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS, IN AN INFRARED INSTRUMENT THAT REQUIRES DIFFERENT OPTICAL MATERIALS AND, MOST IMPORTANT, COLD OPTICS TO UTILIZE FULLY THE HIGH SENSITIVITY OF CURRENT STATE-OF-THE-ART IR ASTRONOMICAL INSTRUMENTATION. THE OBJECTIVE OF PHASE I IS TO DEVELOP A DETAILED CONCEPTUAL DESIGN THAT WILL SHOW THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING AND TESTING AN OPERATING PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT UNDER PHASE II. THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO PRODUCE AN INSTRUMENT FOR ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS OF SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS IN THE THERMAL INFRARED REGION (5-30MUM), USING AN OPTICAL SYSTEM THAT IS CAPABLE OF RECONSTRUCTING AN IMAGE (WITH MOVABLE APODIZING MASKS) OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION COLLECTED BY A GROUND-BASED ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPE. THE OPPORTUNITY IS TO APPLY TECHNIQUES, PREVIOUSLY USED AT VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS, IN AN INFRARED INSTRUMENT THAT REQUIRES DIFFERENT OPTICAL MATERIALS AND, MOST IMPORTANT, COLD OPTICS TO UTILIZE FULLY THE HIGH SENSITIVITY OF CURRENT STATE-OF-THE-ART IR ASTRONOMICAL INSTRUMENTATION. THE OBJECTIVE OF PHASE I IS TO DEVELOP A DETAILED CONCEPTUAL DESIGN THAT WILL SHOW THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING AND TESTING AN OPERATING PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT UNDER PHASE II.

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