NASA SBIR 2011 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 11-1 S1.08-8082
SUBTOPIC TITLE: In Situ Airborne, Surface, and Submersible Instruments for Earth Science
PROPOSAL TITLE: Thermal Mapping Airborne Simulator for Small Satellite Sensor

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Xiomas Technologies
1317 Skyway Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 - 8952
(734) 646-6535

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
john green
johngreen@xiomas.com
1317 Skyway Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 - 8952
(734) 646-6535

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 4

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
a high performance, inexpensive, airborne simulator that will serve as the prototype for a small satellite based imaging system capable of mapping thermal anomalies on the surface of the earth with a high revisit rate and high spatial resolution is proposed. The Thermal Mapping Airborne Simulator for Small Satellite Sensor (TMAS) will be developed to a TRL 8 in the Phase II and the space-qualified system will be developed and built in Phase III.

The proposed system will deliver high spatial resolution (133 urad), high signal to noise performance, two or three spectral bands, and onboard processing to extract the information of greatest value, orthorectify the imagery, and reduce the size of the data for transmission. This sensor system is designed to fit within the size, weight, and power (SWaP) envelopes of typical remote sensing aircraft and small satellites.

For this proposal we have developed a notional design that will be reviewed and further developed during the Phase I. The proposed design incorporates a step stare scanning mirror, a two band (LWIR 8 to 9 um and MWIR 4 – 5 um) Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector (QWIP), a short wave IR sensor (1.6 um), and an FPGA based image processing and orthorectification processing module.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
the TMAS prototype delivered in the Phase II will be the most advanced airborne system of it's type in both the civilian and defense worlds. In addition to the primary role as a prototype for the small satellite sensor, significant interest exists in wildfire mapping, volcanology, oil spill detection and mapping, and earth science in general.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
In addition to the primary role as a prototype for the small satellite sensor, significant interest exists in wildfire mapping, border patrol, tunnel detection, volcanology, oil spill detection and mapping, and mapping of larger areas in high resolution for military surveillance.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Analytical Instruments (Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma, Energy; see also Sensors)
Analytical Methods
Circuits (including ICs; for specific applications, see e.g., Communications, Networking & Signal Transport; Control & Monitoring, Sensors)
Computer System Architectures
Data Acquisition (see also Sensors)
Data Fusion
Data Input/Output Devices (Displays, Storage)
Data Modeling (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Data Processing
Image Analysis
Image Capture (Stills/Motion)
Image Processing
Infrared
Lenses
Mirrors
Multispectral/Hyperspectral
Telescope Arrays
Thermal
Thermal Imaging (see also Testing & Evaluation)


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