NASA STTR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 T8.02-9931
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Photonic Integrated Circuits
PROPOSAL TITLE: Multifunctional Integrated Photonic Lab-on-a-Chip for Astronaut Health Monitoring

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC): RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
NAME: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation NAME: Stanford Engineering Computer Science
STREET: 2363 Calle Del Mundo STREET: 353 Serra Mall
CITY: Santa Clara CITY: Stanford
STATE/ZIP: CA  95054 - 1008 STATE/ZIP: CA  94305 - 4088
PHONE: (408) 565-9004 PHONE: (650) 723-9775

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Behzad Moslehi
bm@ifos.com
2363 Calle Del Mundo
Santa Clara, CA 95054 - 1008
(408) 565-9004

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Behzad Moslehi
bm@ifos.com
2363 Calle Del Mundo
Santa Clara, CA 95054 - 1008
(408) 565-9004

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

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Photonic Integrated Circuits 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)
Astronauts do not have a simple and reliable method to accurately and in real-time monitor their health during missions. IFOS proposes an innovative miniaturized blood monitoring lab-on-a-chip to directly monitor astronaut health in real-time. IFOS' innovative system comprises a miniaturized biosensor based on photonic integrated circuits and sensitive fluorescent assay. While IFOS' initial focus will be on measurement of total protein concentration in blood, IFOS will leverage and build upon pioneering work done by collaborator Stanford University to enable multi-analyte sensing. The implementation of the blood monitoring device on Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) will enabling a form factor of 1 cubic inch at competitive cost.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The IFOS innovation will enable new capabilities for NASA's planned and future long-duration manned space missions. Mission controllers and flight crew will have increased confidence that health issues can be detected before becoming acute, allowing mission focus.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The IFOS innovation will enable widespread and affordable blood testing away from clinics. The sensor chip will also support warfighter health while deployed in forward-field environment.

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 (see also Biological Health/Life Support)
Health Monitoring & Sensing (see also Sensors)
Lasers (Measuring/Sensing)
Materials & Structures (including Optoelectronics)
Medical
Optical/Photonic (see also Photonics)

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