ADAPTIVE RAPID SCANNING IMAGING SPECTROPOLARIMETER

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 11889
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Aotf Technology, Inc.
540 Weddell Drive #6, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Patrick Katzka
 President
 (408) 734-5435
Business Contact
 PATRICK KATZKA
Title: PRESIDENT
Phone: (408) 734-5435
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP AN IMAGING GROUND-BASED SPECTROPOLARIMETER UTILIZING STATE-OF-THE-ART ACOUSTO-OPTICAL TUNABLE FILTERS (AOTFS). THE MAJOR SIGNIFICANT INNOVATION OF THIS PROPOSED PROGRAM IS THE USE OF A NOVEL OPTICAL IMAGING SYSTEM DESIGNED TO PROVIDE ACCESSTO THE ORTHOGONALLY POLARIZED AOTF IMAGES, AND THE UNDERVIATED CENTRAL BEAM TO USE FOR GUIDING, OR OTHER PURPOSES. ACCESS TIME WILL BE LESS THAN 25 MICROSECONDS, WITH A TUNING RANGE COVERING .3 MICROMS TO 3 MICRONS, UTILIZING A MINIMUM OF AOTFS TO COVER THIS EXTENDED RANGE, AND WITH A YARIABLE PASSBAND, NOMINALLY BETWEEN 10 AND 100 ANGSTROMS @ 1 MICRON. SPECIFIC INNOVATIONS INCLUDE:* THE USE OF AN INTEGRAL INSTRUMENT IMAGE ROTATOR TO ALLOW ROUTINE LINEAR POLARIZATION MEASUREMENTS USING BOTH AOTF FILTERED IMAGES, * THE USE OF AUTOMATED CONTROL FOR THE ABOVE, WITH AN INTERFACE TO THE DATA ACQUISITION COMPUTER, * THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INNOVATIVE TRANSDUCER AND/OR AOTF DESIGNS TO PROVIDE FLEXIBLE CHOICES OF PASSBAND SHAPE AND/OR POSITION(S).

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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