NASA SBIR 2015 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 15-1 S20.01-9064
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Novel Spectroscopy Technology and Instrumentation
PROPOSAL TITLE: PolyStrata Greenhouse GasRadiometer for Small Satellite Applications

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Nuvotronics, LLC
7586 Old Peppers Ferry Loop
Radford, VA 24141 - 8846
(800) 341-2333

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Jennifer Arroyo
contracts@nuvotronics.com
7856 Old Peppers Ferry Loop
Radford, VA 24141 - 8846
(800) 341-2333 Extension :125

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. Scott Meller
contracts@nuvotronics.com
7586 Old Peppers Ferry Loop
Radford, VA 24141 - 8846
(800) 341-2333

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 1
End: 3

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Novel Spectroscopy Technology and Instrumentation is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The goal of the Phase I program is to demonstrate the potential for our approach and mitigate program risks for future development efforts. To achieve this goal, we will evaluate system level trade-offs, then design and simulate the key components. The system trade study followed by requirement definition will evaluate radiometry architectures and various PolyStrata implementations. Once a temperature detection level is decided upon, PolyStrata options will be evaluated on size, weight and power. Critical components will be designed including full wave EM modeling. Following the design, a filter section of the multiplexer and the LNA module will be fabricated and tested. The filter will specifically be tested for design and process repeatability whereas the module will evaluate LNA integration and mechanical module design features.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Nuvotronics' Compact G Band radiometer is applicable to small satellite or CubeSat applications such as CubeSat Hydrometric Atmospheric Radiometer Mission (CHARM). In this case it is potential that a series of small satellites would operate in a constellation providing increased coverage and revisit time. Other applications could include missions similar to Surface Water and Ocean Tomography (SWOT) where millimeter wave radiometers provide vital information regarding the water vapor content which is used to calibrate the larger altimetry system.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Millimeter wave radiometers are commercially used for security imagining systems. While the bulk of imaging systems occur at W band frequencies, there is a trend toward utilizing the upper mmWave and sub mmWave regions for increased resolution.

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)
Microfabrication (and smaller; see also Electronics; Mechanical Systems; Photonics)
Microwave
Multiplexers/Demultiplexers
Radiometric

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