NASA SBIR 2010 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 10-1 O3.05-9110
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Advanced Motion Imaging
PROPOSAL TITLE: Radiation-Hardened HDTV Sensors

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Voxtel, Inc.
15985 NW Schendel Avenue, Suite 200
Beaverton, OR 97006 - 6703
(971) 223-5646

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Adam Lee
15985 NW Schendel Avenue, Suite 200
Beaverton, OK 97006 - 6703
(971) 223-5646

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 4

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
High-performance HDTV cameras are commercially widespread, but are not presently available in radiation-hard versions. The objective of the proposed SBIR effort is to develop and commercialize a radiation-hard, high-performance HDTV sensor for NASA missions and other space-based and high-energy physics applications. Key features of this program are the use of radiation-hard, fully depleted silicon photodiodes to maximize quantum efficiency, and the use of both radiation-hard-by-process and radiation-hard-by-design strategies in the development of the highly integrated readout circuit.
Voxtel anticipates that its technology will enter the program at TRL=3, finish Phase I at TRL=4, and exit the Phase II program at TRL=5.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The innovation is primarily applicable to digital HDTV cameras onboard the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The innovation is applicable to digital imaging applications in non-NASA government markets in space-based imaging and star tracking, as well as DOE and other science applications in high-energy physics.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (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.)
Circuits (including ICs; for specific applications, see e.g., Communications, Networking & Signal Transport; Control & Monitoring, Sensors)
Detectors (see also Sensors)
Image Capture (Stills/Motion)
Materials & Structures (including Optoelectronics)
Materials (Insulator, Semiconductor, Substrate)
Microfabrication (and smaller; see also Electronics; Mechanical Systems; Photonics)
Simulation & Modeling
Thermal Imaging (see also Testing & Evaluation)
X-rays/Gamma Rays

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