NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 S1.03-7356
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Sensor and Detector Technology for Visible, IR, Far IR and Submillimeter
PROPOSAL TITLE: Compact, Low Power, Readout Electronics for KID Arrays

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Space Micro, Inc.
10237 Flanders Court
San Diego, CA 92121 - 1526
(858) 332-0700

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. David J. Strobel
dstrobel@spacemicro.com
10237 Flanders Court
San Diego, CA 92121 - 1526
(858) 332-0700 Extension :112

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. David J. Strobel
dstrobel@spacemicro.com
10237 Flanders Court
San Diego, CA 92121 - 1526
(858) 332-0700 Extension :112

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

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Sensor and Detector Technology for Visible, IR, Far IR and Submillimeter 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)
We propose to demonstrate a low power radiation hard readout system for frequency multiplexing of large format arrays of Kinetic Inductance Detectors (KIDs). Large format arrays of superconducting detectors are a leading technology for a number of future NASA missions described in the recent astrophysics roadmap, ?Enduring Quests ? Daring Visions? (Koubeliotou, et al.)

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
There are many NASA applications and programs to benefit from this R&D, which include:

1.A mission to map the polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) at millimeter-wavelengths (CMB Polarization Surveyor)
2.A Far-Infrared Explorer to study star and planet formation in our galaxy and throughout cosmic time
3.A future large UV-optical-NIR mission (e.g. LUVOIR) with energy resolving single photon detectors for deep uv/optical/NIR low resolution spectroscopy
4.Future X-ray imaging spectrometers

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Non-NASA applications are more limited, but certainly extend to our allies national space astrophysics programs (ESA, NASDA, ISRO, etc) in Europe, Japan, India, etc.

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.)
Biological Signature (i.e., Signs Of Life)
Circuits (including ICs; for specific applications, see e.g., Communications, Networking & Signal Transport; Control & Monitoring, Sensors)
Interferometric (see also Analysis)
Spacecraft Instrumentation & Astrionics (see also Communications; Control & Monitoring; Information Systems)

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