NASA STTR 2019-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 19-1- T8.04-3019
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Metamaterials and Metasurfaces Technology for Remote Sensing Applications
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Hierarchical Metasurface Optics for Multiplexed Visible to Terahertz Cross-Band Systems
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC):
RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
Name:  Rochester Precision Optics
Name:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Street:  850 John Street
Street:  77 Massachusetts Avenue
City:  West Henrietta
City:  Cambridge
State/Zip:  NY 14586-9748
State/Zip:  MA 02139-4307
PHONE:  (585) 292-5450
PHONE:  (617) 253-3906

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Dr. J. David Musgraves
E-mail:
dmusgraves@rpoptics.com
Address:
850 John Street West Henrietta, NY 14586 - 9748
Phone:
(585) 292-5450

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Stephanie McCaig
E-mail:
smccaig@rpoptics.com
Address:
850 John Street West Henrietta, NY 14586 - 9748
Phone:
(585) 292-5450
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 1
End: 3
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

The aim of the proposed program is to design metasurface structures to manipulate electromagnetic waves of extremely different frequencies, from visible light to THz.

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

Potential NASA applications include all future systems for which SWaP reduction is critical.

This could include systems similar to the JPL Far Infrared Limb Observing Spectrometer (FILOS), any broadly-multispectral Cubesat missions, and potentially in astronomical observation platforms.

In each case, the benefit to the NASA program is the reduced payload affected by using multiplexed optics to observe multiple channels at once.

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

Potential non-NASA applications include product space in both the US DoD, personal, and Homeland Security spheres.

If the proof of concept can be demonstrated in the NASA program, the team could extend the technology to near-infrared as well as millimeter-wave regimes, both of which are useful in body scanning and threat detection.

Duration: 12

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