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Pulsed Green Laser for Time Resolved Raman Spectroscopy

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX14CP41P
Agency Tracking Number: 144757
Amount: $124,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.06
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-06-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-12-19
Small Business Information
2310 University Way, Building 1-1
Bozeman, MT 59715-6504
United States
DUNS: 062674630
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Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Philip Battle
 Principal Investigator
 (406) 522-0388
Business Contact
 Betsy Heckel
Title: Business Official
Phone: (406) 522-0388
Research Institution

This SBIR Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of developing a fully packaged, efficient, short pulse, high repetition rate frequency doubled micro-chip laser for use in NASA-JPL's Time Resolved Raman Spectrometer (TRRS) to analyze elemental and mineral compositions in remote planetary environments. Time Resolved Raman Spectroscopy can identify mineral content in natural geological context with enhanced discrimination from impurity-based interfering fluorescence making it a leading candidate for in situ exploration of planetary bodies. The combination of a high repetition rate, short pulse width laser with commercially available single photon avalanche detector (SPAD) arrays will enable the development of a robust, compact, electrically efficient TRRS instrument that is well suited for space-based use.

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