NASA SBIR 2008 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 08-2 S1.01-9464
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER: NNX09CF22P
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) 781-7501

Expected Technology Readiness Level (TRL) upon completion of contract: 5 to 6

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Continue development of a Compact Transmitter Module (CTM). Modules will be voltage controlled to adjust wavlength using temperature and drive current settings. The electronics will be designed to be space qualifiable.

Modules will be designed and manufactured capable of operating at 1.2x µm and 1.57 µm.

Reductions in size, weight and power will be pursued using either small conventional coolers or thin film thermoelectric coolers (nano-coolers) to replace the conventional larger TEC. Weight reductions will be explore by using alternative which are composites of Aluminum Silicon (AlSi) and Aluminum Graphite.

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

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
Biochemical
Biomolecular Sensors
Laser
Optical
Photonics
RF
Radiation-Hard/Resistant Electronics


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