NASA SBIR 2018-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

 18-1- S1.08-5913
 In-situ Sensors and Sensor Systems for Earth Science
 ARCSTONE Improvements
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Resonon, Inc.
123 Commercial Drive
Bozeman , MT 59715-0000
(406) 586-3356

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Rand Swanson
123 Commercial Drive Bozeman, MT 59715 - 0000
(406) 586-3356

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
John Gallub
123 Commercial Drive Bozeman, MT 59715 - 0000
(406) 586-3356
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 1
End: 2
Technical Abstract

This SBIR Phase I effort will be devoted to exploring possible improvements for the NASA ARCSTONE instrument. One possible improvement will be to utilize total internal reflection optics for the fore-optics of the system. Possible benefits include reduced polarization and smaller size. A second possible improvement will be to use an optical design that requires only one focal plane array for the entire spectral range of 350-2,300 nm. The primary advantage of this approach would be reduced size and weight. During this effort optical ray-trace designs will be developed and optimized, followed by development of preliminary opto-mechanical designs. This will enable side-by-side comparisons with the existing ARCSTONE instrument. If warranted, plans will be developed for prototype fabrication and testing in Phase II.

Potential NASA Applications

The improvements developed during this effort will be integrated into the existing NASA ARCSTONE project devoted to calibrating the lunar reflectance.

Potential Non-NASA Applications

There are currently no envisioned non-NASA applications.

Form Generated on 05/25/2018 11:40:01