Thermal Mapping Airborne Simulator for Small Satellite Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,992.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX12CD20P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
115917
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.08
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1317 Skyway Drive, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
805889552
Principal Investigator:
john green
Principal Investigator
(734) 646-6535
johngreen@xiomas.com
Business Contact:
john green
Business Official
(734) 646-6535
johngreen@xiomas.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
a high performance, inexpensive, airborne simulator that will serve as the prototype for a small satellite based imaging system capable of mapping thermal anomalies on the surface of the earth with a high revisit rate and high spatial resolution is proposed. The Thermal Mapping Airborne Simulator for Small Satellite Sensor (TMAS) will be developed to a TRL 8 in the Phase II and the space-qualified system will be developed and built in Phase III.The proposed system will deliver high spatial resolution (133 urad), high signal to noise performance, two or three spectral bands, and onboard processing to extract the information of greatest value, orthorectify the imagery, and reduce the size of the data for transmission. This sensor system is designed to fit within the size, weight, and power (SWaP) envelopes of typical remote sensing aircraft and small satellites.For this proposal we have developed a notional design that will be reviewed and further developed during the Phase I. The proposed design incorporates a step stare scanning mirror, a two band (LWIR 8 to 9 um and MWIR 4?5 um) Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector (QWIP), a short wave IR sensor (1.6 um), and an FPGA based image processing and orthorectification processing module.

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