Compact High-Resolution Broad-Band Terahertz Fabry-Perot Spectrometer

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,956.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNC06CB23C
Agency Tracking Number:
053863
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
S6.06
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Zyberwear, Inc.
2114 New Victor Road, Ocoee, FL, 34761-9115
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
168554082
Principal Investigator:
Oliver Edwards
Principal Investigator
(407) 295-5955
oliver@zyberwear.com
Business Contact:
Oliver Edwards
General Manager
(407) 295-5955
oliver@zyberwear.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Our objective is to develop a compact scanning Fabry-Perot spectrometer, for satellite far-infrared astronomy and Earth remote sensing, that operates at wavelengths of 100 ?m and longer, with a resolving power of 10,000 and free spectral range of ~50 cm-1. The novelty of this innovation lies in obtaining this very large free spectral range simultaneously with a resolution equivalent to the state of the art for laboratory far-infrared spectrophotometers in a volume less than a liter and directly suitable for airborne and satellite instrumentation. The critical innovation lies in providing far-infrared Fabry-Perot mirrors of >99.99% reflectance to enable unprecedented system finesse. This mirror development and proof testing, and a systems analysis of an F-P spectrometer subsystem for satellite and aerial imaging are the subject of Phase I; Phase II includes design, fabrication and testing of the miniature spectrometer.

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