NASA SBIR 2018-II Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 18-2- S1.08-5913
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER:
 80NSSC18P2043
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 In-situ Sensors and Sensor Systems for Earth Science
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 ARCSTONE Improvements
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Resonon, Inc.
123 Commercial Drive
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 586-3356

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Rand Swanson
swanson@resonon.com
123 Commercial Drive
Bozeman, MT 59715 - 0000
(406) 586-3356

BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
John Gallub
gallub@resonon.com
123 Commercial Drive
Bozeman, MT 59715 - 0000
(406) 586-3356

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 2
End: 4
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

This SBIR Phase II effort will advance a new ARCSTONE instrument for calibrating lunar reflectance from TRL 2 to TRL 4. The new instrument, conceived in the Phase I effort, will be much smaller than first-generation units and fit within a 6U satellite payload with substantial margin. This system will utilize a single focal plane array and span the spectral range of 350-2,300 nm. Optical modeling indicates the new design will meet the ARCSTONE science needs, and preliminary mechanical designs indicate the system will be robust. The goal of the effort is to reduce risk for the smaller instrument and set the stage for development of a flight system. During the Phase II effort, the existing design will be iteratively improved as optical, mechanical, and assembly/alignment considerations are addressed and refined. This work will benefit from lessons learned from the first generation ARCSTONE instrument and will readily integrate into the NASA ARCSTONE program.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

The prototype instrument will pave the path towards development of an ARCSTONE flight system that meets the size and weight constraints of a 6U cubesat.

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

There are currently no envisioned non-NASA applications.

Duration: 24

Form Generated on 05/13/2019 13:33:07