Space-Qualifiable High Reliability Frequency-Stabilized CW Laser Source

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,989.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX10CA52C
Agency Tracking Number:
085348
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Fibertek, Inc.
510 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA, 20170-5225
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
107940207
Principal Investigator:
Ti Chuang
Principal Investigator
(703) 471-7671
tchuang@fibertek.com
Business Contact:
Tracy Perinis
Business Official
(703) 703-7671
tperinis@fibertek.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose the SBIR Phase II effort to develop and space-qualify a 1.06 micron high reliability frequency-stabilized CW laser source that fully satisfies the requirements of this SBIR opportunity (Lidar System Components) . Our recommended approach builds on extensive experience developed through numerous spaceflight programs, and using single frequency laser sources in the near infrared, both for aerospace and commercial applications. Our technical approach is based on emerging technology, spawned by the telecom industry that is only now reaching the maturity level where space qualification can be undertaken. NASA requires highly reliable frequency stabilized laser sources for a variety of ongoing and planned missions including LISA and GRACE. The Phase II program plans to place emphasis on the material selection, design verification and radiation testing to the proposed space laser. The proposed Phase II effort seeks to demonstrate the feasibility to space-qualify a high reliability frequency-stabilized laser source, to advance current space-based laser to TRL 6 level and to present a clear path to build a space-based ultrastable laser source for a 10 year space mission.

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