NASA SBIR 2015 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 15-1 S1.05-8714
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Particles and Field Sensors and Instrument Enabling Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE: Space-Qualified Compact Optical Magnetometer

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Twinleaf, LLC
848 Alexander Road
Princeton, NJ 08540 - 6304
(609) 759-0859

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr Thomas W Kornack
kornack@twinleaf.com
848 Alexander Road
Princeton, NJ 08540 - 6304
(609) 759-0859

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr Elizabeth L Foley
foley@twinleaf.com
848 Alexander Road
Princeton, NJ 08540 - 6304
(609) 759-0859

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 3

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Particles and Field Sensors and Instrument Enabling 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)
Twinleaf proposes to develop a compact, low power consumption, accurate and high precision magnetometer that can operate in both vector and scalar measurement modes. It will be self-calibrating, with 1 nT accuracy and 5 pT/sqrt(Hz) sensitivity. The magnetometer will be suitable for installation on spacecraft.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Magnetometers have a rich history of enabling discoveries in space. From studies of the Earth's magnetic field, and the paths of charged particles in it, to gathering information about the deep interiors of other planets with remote measurements, magnetic field sensors have been key to NASA missions for decades. Early work in atomic magnetometer development was driven by NASA requirements, and the opportunity remains today to drive progress towards more useful magnetic field sensors. These could be used in CubeSat or SmallSat heliophysics or Earth science missions, or in more distant magnetic field mapping endeavors.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Sensitive magnetometers are used in the petroleum and mining industries as well as infrastructure maintenance, harbor management, and pipeline management. Commercial applications for sensitive magnetometers include earthquake and volcanic eruption prediction, space and satellite measurements, space-based kHz-band radio telescopes, ionospheric fluctuations research, as well as magnetic surveys for geology, archeology, unexploded ordnance, and mineral and petroleum prospecting. Defense applications include monitoring and anti-submarine warfare. Security applications include explosives detection and identification.

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.)
Electromagnetic
Microfabrication (and smaller; see also Electronics; Mechanical Systems; Photonics)
Optical/Photonic (see also Photonics)

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