NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 S3.07-8507
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Slow and Fast Light
PROPOSAL TITLE: Trap-door-buffer Enhanced Fourier Spectrum Interferometer

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
X-wave Innovations, Inc.
555 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 510
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 - 5238
(301) 200-8128

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dan Xiang
dxiang@x-waveinnovations.com
555 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 510
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 - 1464
(301) 200-8128

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Jennifer Duan
jduan@x-waveinnovations.com
555 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 510
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 - 1464
(301) 200-8368

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Slow and Fast Light 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)
To address NASA's need for slow- and fast-light technologies, X-wave Innovations, Inc. (XII) proposes a fiber-based ADF trap-door-buffer FTI with more powerful spectrum resolving power than FTI supported by conventional dispersion-dependant slow-light. For the Phase I program, XII will prototype a fiber-based ADF trap-door-buffer FTI and demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed technique for high delay-time bandwidth and enhanced spectral resolution. For the Phase II program, XII will focus on refining the prototype system design and development with improved hardware and software. For the Phase III program, XII will focus on optimizing the prototype performance and collaborating with our commercial partners to package the sensor technology into a commercially-available system.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The proposed work will lead to the development of Fourier transform spectrometers with a higher spectral sensitivity rather than the preceding slow-light enhanced FTIs. This spectral resolution enhancement will provide hyperspectral images of planetary nebulae, massive star clusters and star-forming which may boost up a large variety of planetary and stellar programs administrated by NASA.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The ADF trap-door-data buffer will not only benefit optical communications but also a delay line of coherent laser radar (CLADAR). The proposed research provides a great means to enable superior advantages in remote sensing, detection, surveillance, 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.)
Fiber (see also Communications, Networking & Signal Transport; Photonics)
Gratings
Infrared
Navigation & Guidance
Optical
Optical/Photonic (see also Photonics)
Spacecraft Instrumentation & Astrionics (see also Communications; Control & Monitoring; Information Systems)
Visible

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