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

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNC06CB23C
Agency Tracking Number: 053863
Amount: $69,956.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: S6.06
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2114 New Victor Road, Ocoee, FL, 34761-9115
DUNS: 168554082
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Oliver Edwards
 Principal Investigator
 (407) 295-5955
Business Contact
 Oliver Edwards
Title: General Manager
Phone: (407) 295-5955
Research Institution
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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