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3D Imaging Cubesat Lidar for Asteroid and Planetary Sciences

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX15CG16P
Agency Tracking Number: 154190
Amount: $122,910.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-06-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-12-17
Small Business Information
13605 Dulles Technology Drive
Herndon, VA 20171-4603
United States
DUNS: 107940207
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mike Albert
 Senior Laser Scientist
 (703) 471-7671
Business Contact
 Tracy Perinis
Title: Business Official
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Research Institution

NASA is actively pursuing guidance and control light detection and ranging (lidar) systems for upcoming exploration missions including asteroid, comet, planet, and planetary moons of Jupiter and Saturn. Fibertek proposes to develop a scanning 3D imaging photon-counting cubesat lidar capable of topology and rendezvous over ranges from 1 to >100 km range at a fraction of the power, mass, and cost of the Mercury Laser Altimeter.
2U cubesat subsystem that exceeds all topic S1:01 performance requirements.

The lidar provides unprecedented range (>100 km), range resolution, (~ 15cm) and 10 degree scanning angle in an ultra low size (10x10x20cm), mass (4kg) and power (14.3W) in a 2U size suitable for Cubesat, Small Sal or Orion sized vehicle. The lidar can support Proximity Operations & Formation Flying in the future with minor hardware changes, software updates. Optical satellite to satellite communications can be added to the lidar in the future under Phase IIE or Phase III support.

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