NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 S1.07-7358
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Airborne Measurement Systems
PROPOSAL TITLE: Widely Tunable Semiconductor Laser at 1650nm for Greenhouse Gas LIDAR Detection

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

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (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

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

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Airborne Measurement 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)
Methane is about 23 times more potent at trapping infrared radiation than carbon dioxide. The development of low-cost, accurate remote methane sensing technologies is becoming increasingly critical with the need to accurately analyze methane concentrations and distributions throughout the atmosphere. A "Laser Sounder" method is successfully used for carbon dioxide detection, and it utilizes a commercial, telecom grade tunable laser. In this program, we propose to develop a 1651 nm widely tunable laser, which will be based on wavelength scaling of our commercial, rad-hard tunable laser platform, currently available at 1300nm and 1550nm. This laser will allow the same LIDAR technique to be applied to Methane.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Gas sensing and monitoring - aerial and space based sensors.
Contact information for NASA personnel related to this program:
1) Dr. Haris Riris, Optical Physicist, Code 694, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD 20771 Haris.Riris@nasa.gov, 301-614-6736
2) Dr. Michael A. Krainak, Branch Head, Laser & Electro-Optics Branch, Code 554, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD 20771, Michael.A.Krainak@nasa.gov, 301-614-6797

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Air quality measurement systems; spectroscopy applications; telecom sources (applications) at new wavelengths.

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.)
Chemical/Environmental (see also Biological Health/Life Support)
Infrared
Lasers (Ladar/Lidar)
Lasers (Measuring/Sensing)
Optical/Photonic (see also Photonics)

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