NASA SBIR 00-1 SOLICITATION

FORM 9B - PROJECT SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER 00-1 13.07-8634 (Chron: 001367 )
PROJECT TITLE
Miniaturized Multi-spectral Imaging Radiometer Using AOTF



TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
Brimrose proposes to develop miniaturized acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF)based multi-spectral imaging radiometer. This radiometer will operate in the wavelength range of 1 to 2.5um. We propose a novel fabrication procedure to make it capable of withstanding extreme environments of space. It involves moving parts, has high throughput and extremely fast scanning capability. The work focuses on 4 major areas: (1) Using newly developed bonding technique to bond transducer to the acousto-optic crystal to fabricated a more rugged AOTF, (2) The spectral characterization and calibration of the AOTF and, (3) Radiometric calibration of the multi-spectral AOTF, (4) Develop the bread-board design for Multi-spectral Radiometric Imaging System.

In Phase II, the bread-board design will be optimized, the compact Multi-spectral Radiometric Imaging System will be built, optimized and thoroughly tested.










POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS
The successful completion of the proposed program will result in a miniature multi-spectral imaging radiometer capable of operating in the wavelength range of 1-2.5um under extreme conditions. It will have a number of scientific applications which include meteorology and atmospheric physics. Other applications include areas of military, space technology, medicine and photo-biology to mention a few.







NAME AND ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (Name, Organization Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip)
Dr. Jolanta Rosemeier
Brimrose Corporation of America
5024 Campbell Blvd., Suite E
Baltimore , MD   21236 - 4968



NAME AND ADDRESS OF OFFEROR (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip)
Brimrose Corporation of America
5024 Campbell Blvd., Suite E
Baltimore , MD   21236 - 4968