NASA SBIR 2015 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 15-1 A2.01-8933
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Flight Test and Measurements Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE: Integrated Optical Engine for Rugged, Compact, Inexpensive Airborne Fiber Sensor Interrogators

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. Milan Mashanovitch
mashan@freedomphotonics.com
41 Aero Camino
Santa Barbara, CA 93117 - 3104
(805) 967-4900 Extension :7003

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: 2
End: 4

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, we are proposing to develop a key optical element that is of interest for enabling next generation of miniaturized, low-cost NASA's FOSS interrogator systems. Through innovative photonic integration of key functions, the size and cost of the existing system will be reduced by an order of magnitude. This, in turn, will fulfill one of the key requirements of the solicitation, yielding a miniaturized fiber optic measurement system with low power suitable for migration to into platforms spanning from rockets, to small business class jets or UAS platforms.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Structural monitoring of aircraft and aerospace vehicles; Integrated sensor systems for monitoring strain, temperature, levels of liquids, 3D shape using a unified sensing system.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
3D Shape Sensing (Aerospace, oil and gas, energy, medical)
2D Shape and Deflection Sensing (Aerospace, oil and gas, energy, medical)
Strain measurement (Aerospace, oil and gas, energy, medical)
Temperature measurement (Aerospace, oil and gas, energy, medical)

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.)
Autonomous Control (see also Control & Monitoring)
Condition Monitoring (see also Sensors)
Contact/Mechanical
Detectors (see also Sensors)
Intelligence
Interferometric (see also Analysis)
Optical/Photonic (see also Photonics)
Spacecraft Instrumentation & Astrionics (see also Communications; Control & Monitoring; Information Systems)
Telemetry/Tracking (Cooperative/Noncooperative; see also Planetary Navigation, Tracking, & Telemetry)
Waveguides/Optical Fiber (see also Optics)

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