Novel All-Passive Lightpipe Illumination

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,802.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNK05OA19C
Agency Tracking Number:
040973
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
B3.07
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Applied Optical Materials
744 Stewart Canyon Rd, Fallbrook, CA, 92028-8996
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
150789191
Principal Investigator:
J Cammack
Principal Investigator
(760) 451-0546
kevinc@aomat.com
Business Contact:
David Schaafsma
President
(760) 451-0546
daves@aomat.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR proposal aims to develop all-passive fiberoptic lighting systems that can be used on long space missions or here on earth. By addressing the traditional problems of concentration and solar tracking in a novel way, we will create a high efficiency lighting system that is also very durable and inexpensive. In this Phase I work, Applied Optical Materials will research two distinct methods for improving on conventional plastic fiber lighting technology. These innovations are directly relevant to the concentration efficiency of the system and have very high potential to reduce the cost and maintainability of passive lighting systems to a level commensurate with business and consumer applications.

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