NASA SBIR 2009 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 09-1 S1.01-8601
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Lidar and Laser System Components
PROPOSAL TITLE: Compact 2050 nm Semiconductor Diode Laser Master Oscillator

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

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 4
End: 5

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
This Phase I effort seeks to develop DFB laser master oscillators at the novel wavelength of 12050 nm. Two prototypes will be built, tested, and delivered . Currently, DFB laser chips are not available COTS at this wavelength. However, EM4 has identified a stock of devices that may be used for initial proof-of-concept testing. Due to the very large size of optical isolators at this wavelength, an isolator will not be included in the package.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
high reliability master oscillators to be used with LIDAR systems

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
commercial and defense LIDAR systems, atmospheric monitoring, and infrared countermeasures

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
Biomolecular Sensors
Laser
Optical
Photonics
Sensor Webs/Distributed Sensors


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