NASA SBIR 2003 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER:03-E1.01-7525 (For NASA Use Only - Chron: 035482)
SUBTOPIC TITLE:Passive Optics
PROPOSAL TITLE:Ultra-Lightweight Optical Components for FTS Instruments

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
MER Corp
7960 S. Kolb Rd.
Tucson ,AZ 85706 - 3237
(520) 574 - 1980

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Witold    Kowbel
kowbel@mercorp.com
7960 S. Kolb Rd.
Tucson ,AZ  85706 -3237
(520) 574 - 1980
U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident: Yes

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
NASA is pursuing novel technology for FTS instruments. The use of the conventional actuator technology is limited by the weight of optical components. The innovation of this Phase I lies in the application of composite membrane optics technology to device applications. In particular, ultra-lightweight retroreflectors will be manufactured in Phase I. Phase II will integrate this novel technology with stiff actuators.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
NASA y remote sensing

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
Non-NASA y laser optics