NASA SBIR 2005 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER:05 S6.03-8764
SUBTOPIC TITLE:Earth In Situ Sensors
PROPOSAL TITLE:Broadband Advanced Spectral System

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Innovative Technical Solutions Inc dba NovaSol
733 Bishop St., Suite 2800
Honolulu ,HI 96813 - 4085
(808) 441 - 3600

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Detlev   Even
detlev.even@nova-sol.com
733 Bishop St., Suite 2800
Honolulu, HI  96813 -4085
(808) 441 - 3600

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
NovaSol proposes to develop an advanced hyperspectral imaging system for earth science missions named BRASS (Broadband Advanced Spectral System). BRASS combines state-of-the-art, existing NASA detector technology and proven electronics with a novel spectrometer design to provide a compact instrument that covers the full wavelength range from 0.4 to 5 ?m. Applications for such an instrument range from vegetation characterization and environmental assessment to mineral mapping and measurements of trace gases and aerosols, fully supporting important research goals of NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD).

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
The utility of broadband hyperspectral imaging has been demonstrated by the frequent deployment of NASA's Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS). A simplified, single detector instrument expanding the wavelength range from 2.5 ?m to 5 ?m will provide an extended application range while improving the cost effectiveness of hyperspectral airborne data acquisition.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
It is expected that the scientific community outside NASA, such as universities and other research organizations, will find widely accept BRASS as a very useful research tool.

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING
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