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Spaceflight 2 um Tm Fiber MOPA Amplifier

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX15CP29P
Agency Tracking Number: 154189
Amount: $124,944.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
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
 Brian Mathason
 Principle Investigator
 (703) 471-7671
 bmathason@fibertek.com
Business Contact
 Tracy Perinis
Title: Business Official
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Email: tperinis@fibertek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Fibertek proposes to design, develop, and test a spaceflight prototype 2051 nm thulium (Tm)-doped fiber amplifier (TDFA) optical master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) suitable for NASA spaceflight and long duration unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) missions. The proposed spaceflight TDFA MOPA technology is new, higher efficiency, and not available from any other known source. The amplifer provides high-power, high-performance, and high-reliability continuous wave (CW) operation at 2.051 ?m.
NASA and the 2007 National Research Council (NRC) Earth Science Decadal Study1 have identified carbon dioxide (CO2) light detection and ranging (lidar) as a key technology needed to address global change research. The study identifies 2 ?m laser technology as critical to CO2 studies as well as for measuring three dimensional (3D) tropospheric winds.

The proposed TDFA technology also supports lidar technology needed to fill Strategic Knowledge Gaps (SKG) for Mars science, aerocapture and planetrary science sensors.

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