NASA SBIR 2021-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

Proposal Number:          21-1- H8.01-2139
Subtopic Title:
      Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Platform Utilization to Foster Commercial Development of Space
Proposal Title:
      Mercurous Halide Crystals Growth in the International Space Station (ISS)

Small Business Concern

Brimrose Technology Corporation
19 Loveton Circle, P.O. Box 616, Sparks, MD 21152
(410) 472-2600                                                                                                                                                                                

Principal Investigator:

8919 Ricky Trevor Rd, MD 21128 - 9821
(443) 301-7031                                                                                                                                                                                

Business Official:

Diane Murray
P.O. Box 616, 19 Loveton Circle, MD 21152 - 9201
(936) 588-6901                                                                                                                                                                                

Summary Details:

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

We propose the growth of Acousto-Optic crystals such as Hg2Cl2, Hg2Br2, and Hg2I2. These crystals are very promising material and extremely suitable for the fabrication of Acousto-Optic devices such as Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter, Acousto-Optic Modulator, and Acousto-Optic Q-Switches, etc. The crystal growth process is divided into two stages: One is source material purification and the other is crystal growth. We will upgrade the purification furnace for high-purity level and grow 3 kinds of crystals using the high-purity source material. Consequently, we will produce novel 3 large diameter crystals. Also, we will simulate 3D software for getting the ideal thermal profile for boundary conditions of the ISS. Then, we can develop new crystal growth furnace for the micro-gravity condition. In addition, the development of the growth furnace model has to be considered for micro-gravity environment and the quality of the grown crystal grown in the ISS would be highly improved. The actual growth furnace will be built when the Phase II program is started.


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

AOTF Spectrometer and Imaging Devices for potential NASA Applications include Planetary Missions to Mars, Comets, and Moons Exploration.

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

AOTF or AOM for Non-NASA Commercial Applications include Material Exploration, Target Detection, Industry Processing Monitoring and controlling.

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