NASA SBIR 2015 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 15-1 A2.01-8787
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Flight Test and Measurements Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE: Rugged, Compact, and Inexpensive Airborne Fiber Sensor Interrogator Based on a Monolithic Tunable Laser

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Freedom Photonics, LLC
41 Aero Camino
Santa Barbara, CA 93117 - 3104
(805) 967-4900

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Daniel Renner
drenner@freedomphotonics.com
41 Aero Camino
Santa Barbara, CA 93117 - 3104
(805) 967-4900 Extension :7008

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Milan Mashanovitch
info@freedomphotonics.com
41 Aero Camino
Santa Barbara, CA 93117 - 3104
(805) 967-4900 Extension :7003

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 5

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Flight Test and Measurements Technologies is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
In this program, Freedom Photonics will develop and build a robust, low C-SWaP laser source with improved performance over current technology, to be incorporated into improved FOS interrogator systems. The laser will be 40nm continuously tunable around C-band, with fast sweep rate. The laser interrogator module to be developed will be based on our advanced monolithic, fast-tunable laser and receiver technology, leading to ultra-low SWaP with smaller FOS laser interrogator module, two orders of magnitude smaller than existing technology, and interrogator mass less than 100 grams. The configuration will be rugged, compatible with fuel, fuel vapor, shock, and vibration.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
- 3D Shape Sensing: Antenna deflection, solar array deployment, space station snake robots
- 2D Shape/Deflection Sensing: Wing deflection, morphing wings, engine nozzle shape, rocket shape - trajectory corrections
- Strain Measurements: Distributed load monitoring, COPV failure prediction, failure precursor detection, composite material embedment, full scale testing, structural dynamics
- Temperature Measurements: Cryogenic liquid level (rocket fuel), re-entry ablative material monitoring

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
- Oil & Gas: Drill/tool shape and head position, well movement, ROV tether, flexible riser shape, Platform movement, Well health monitoring, well equipment integrity, Storage tank liquid level, liquid composition, distributed well temperature
- Medical: Catheters, robotic surgery, Mattress deflection, body contour sensing, bone impact deflection
Swallow strength - detection, prosthetic limb design and test, sport equipment safety, Inflammation, Heat Therapy, Cancer Treatment
- Energy (other): Nuclear facility snake robots, nuclear tube deformation, Wind turbine blade and shaft deflection
Wind turbine blade embedment - health monitoring, blade design and testing, Gas turbine temperature distribution

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.)
Acoustic/Vibration
Lasers (Measuring/Sensing)
Lasers (Medical Imaging)
Optical/Photonic (see also Photonics)
Positioning (Attitude Determination, Location X-Y-Z)

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