NASA SBIR 2008 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 08-1 S1.01-9464
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Lidar System Components
PROPOSAL TITLE: Efficient and Compact Semiconductor Laser Transmitter Modules

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
EM4 Inc
7 Oak Park Drive
Bedford, MA 01730 - 1413
(781) 275-7501

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Alex Rosiewicz
arosiewicz@em4inc.com
7 Oak Park Drive
Bedford, MA 01730 - 1413
(781) 275-7501

Expected Technology Readiness Level (TRL) upon completion of contract: 6

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Develop a Compact Transmitter Module (CTM) capable of operating at 1.26 µm, 1.57 µm and at 2 µm complete with all drive and control electronics for the TEC and the laser diode itself reducing size, weight and power while improving performance and reliability. The first part of the approach is to incorporate the electronics within the same hermetically sealed enclosure with the laser chip and associated optics.
EM4 will take this basic design and make modifications to reduce size, weight and power consumption using thin film thermoelectric coolers (nano-coolers) to replace conventional TEC. Weight reductions will be realized by using alternative which are composites of Aluminum Silicon (AlSi) and Aluminum Silicon Carbide (AlSiC)

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
ASCENDS mission; LIDAR ; analog and digital fiber and free space communication systems; sensors.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
LIDAR ; analog and digital fiber and free space communication systems; sensors; ranging; radar remoting; RF countermeasures ;phased array radar; sensors for oil and gas exploration.

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
Laser
Microwave/Submillimeter
Optical
Photonics
RF
Sensor Webs/Distributed Sensors


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