NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 H9.01-8737
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Long Range Optical Telecommunications
PROPOSAL TITLE: Ultra-narrow bandpass filters for long range optical telecommunications at 1064nm and 1550nm

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Omega Optical, Inc.
21 Omega Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301 - 4444
(802) 251-7300

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Thomas Rahmlow
trahmlow@omegafilters.com
21 Omega Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301 - 4444
(802) 251-7300

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Kieran Gallagher
kgallagher@omegafilters.com
21 Omega Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301 - 4444
(802) 251-7328

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 5

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Long Range Optical Telecommunications 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)
Ultra-narrow bandpass filters with high off-band rejection are needed to maximize signal to noise for free space communications. Omega Optical is developing NIR filters with less than 1 nm bandwidths, which are thermally stable, and provide high rejection of adjacent communication channels. This program will address advancing these filters from a technology readiness level (TRL) of 3 to TRL 5. Development focus will address the manufacturing, materials, and characterization issues needed for space qualification.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
LIDAR, Free Space Laser Communications, DWDM, Emission Line Filters

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
LIDAR, Autonomous Vehicles (Self-driving cars), AUVIS Applications, Drones, and Earth-to-balloon free-space laser communication.

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.)
Analytical Instruments (Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma, Energy; see also Sensors)
Detectors (see also Sensors)
Filtering
Infrared
Lasers (Communication)
Optical
Optical/Photonic (see also Photonics)
Transmitters/Receivers
Ultraviolet
Visible

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