NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 17-2 S2.04-8407
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER: NNX17CG72P
SUBTOPIC TITLE: X-Ray Mirror Systems Technology, Coating Technology for X-Ray-UV-OIR, and Free-Form Optics
PROPOSAL TITLE: Freeform Optics for Optical Payloads with Reduced Size and Weight

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Voxtel, Inc.
15985 Northwest Schendel Avenue, Suite 200
Beaverton, OR 97006 - 6703
(971) 223-5646

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Paul Harmon
paulh@voxtel-inc.com
15985 NW Schendel Avenue, Suite 200
Beaverton, OR 97006 - 6703
(971) 223-5646

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Debra Ozuna
debrao@voxtel-inc.com
15985 Northwest Schendel Avenue, Suite 200
Beaverton, OR 97006 - 6703
(971) 223-5646 Extension :111

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 4
End: 6

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
X-Ray Mirror Systems Technology, Coating Technology for X-Ray-UV-OIR, and Free-Form Optics 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)

For the purposes of supporting planned and future NASA missions and addressing an unmet NASA need for high-quality visible through shortwave-infrared telescope phase-correction optics manufactured and delivered quickly and inexpensively, Voxtel proposes a Phase II effort to develop a new class of three-dimensional freeform optics and to demonstrate the optical precision and size reduction possible for NASA satellite optical systems. The Phase I optic and ink design will be executed to improve the focus of the NASA dual freeform mirrored optical system, reduce aberrations fundamental to the design, and correct measured manufacturing process variations. Both aperture-side and field-side freeform GRIN optics will be combined in nonrotationally symmetric forms and additional freeform mirror design variables will be explored—including variations in the spacing and angular tilt of freeform mirrors—and solutions will be developed that includes polychromatic performance. Material properties will be characterized in radiation conditions expected at near-earth orbit and low-earth orbit, and new or existing nanocomposites will be developed as needed to demonstrate highly reliable operation in space radiation and harsh environment applications. Voxtel’s Phase II effort will increase the technology-readiness level from 4 to 6 by delivering to NASA a flight-capable optic produced on production-ready processes.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
These freeform gradient optical corrector plates?and related gradient-index (GRIN) optics?will be useful for small-scale satellites (known as nanosats), for multi-freeform-mirror optic paths in satellites such as the Coastal Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics Imager (COEDI), for optical subsystems for the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) including the operational wide-field telescope, the integral field spectrograph, and the coronagraph, and for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) optical simulator (OSIM) wavefront sensors.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Commercial and defense applications include ophthalmic lenses, weapon-firing control optics, optical laser-sighting systems, binoculars, borescopes, interferometers, microscopes, telescopes, camera lenses (including cell-phone camera lenses, a growing segment), solar concentrator, window anti-reflection coatings, and lensed encapsulants for LEDs and white lighting.

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.)
Composites
Display
Electromagnetic
Lenses
Microfabrication (and smaller; see also Electronics; Mechanical Systems; Photonics)
Nanomaterials
Optical/Photonic (see also Photonics)
Polymers
Smart/Multifunctional Materials
Telescope Arrays

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