Longwave Imaging for Astronomical Applications

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,988.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX10CA58C
Award Id:
90646
Agency Tracking Number:
084992
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
22 Cotton Road, Unit H, Suite 180, Nashua, NH, 03063
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
168454770
Principal Investigator:
ManiSundaram
Principal Investigator
(603) 821-3092
msundaram@qmagiq.com
Business Contact:
ManiSundaram
Business Official
(603) 821-3092
msundaram@qmagiq.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to develop a compact portable longwave camera for astronomical applications. In Phase 1, we successfully developed the eye of the camera, i.e. the focal plane array (FPA) and produced good imagery with it. In Phase 2, we will optimize the FPA for quantum efficiency and pixel operability, integrate it into a dewar cooler assembly, and package the resulting sensor engine with electronics and optics into a camera system. We will deliver the camera to NASA for field testing. We expect the camera to be particularly useful in the search for cold objects in the universe and in the measurement of atmospheric gases with absorption lines in the spectral response band of the camera.

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