NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 H9.03-7387
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Flight Dynamics and Navigation Systems
PROPOSAL TITLE: Time Inter-Comparison Using Transportable Optical Combs

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
AOSense, Inc.
929 East Arques Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085 - 4521
(408) 735-9500

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr Arman Cingoz
acingoz@aosense.com
929 E Arques Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94085 - 4521
(408) 636-2612

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr Jason Burke
jburke@aosense.com
929 E Arques Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94085 - 4521
(408) 636-2643

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

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Flight Dynamics and Navigation Systems 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)
AOSense proposes a free-space, two-way optical time transfer system compatible with global-scale synchronization of current-generation optical atomic clocks. In Phase I, we will demonstrate the requisite performance using existing hardware coupled with off-the-shelf control electronics. Based on our results, we will design a fully-integrated module capable of disseminating timing signals with sub-femtosecond error from 1-10,000 s. Such a system would improve ground-to-satellite synchronization a million-fold over current RF-based time transfer systems.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Optical atomic clocks; clock based geodesy; very long baseline interferometry; test of general relativity; deep-space navigation; coherent LIDAR

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Ultra low-phase noise microwave generation; High resolution coherent radar; communication systems insensitive to jamming; extended mission duration in GPS-denied environments

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.)
Fiber (see also Communications, Networking & Signal Transport; Photonics)
Lasers (Communication)
Lasers (Ladar/Lidar)
Navigation & Guidance
Ranging/Tracking
Transmitters/Receivers

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