NASA SBIR 2018-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

 18-1- S1.02-3513
 Technologies for Active Microwave Remote Sensing
 Universal Signals-Of-Opportunity (UNISOP) Sensor Payload for Cube/Small-Satellites
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 190
Rockville , MD 20855-2814
(301) 294-5221

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Arvind Bhat
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 190 Rockville, MD 20855 - 2814
(301) 294-5254

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mark James
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 190 Rockville, MD 20855 - 2814
(301) 294-5221
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 2
End: 4
Technical Abstract

IAIs Universal Signals-Of-Opportunity (UNISOP) sensor prudently combines the advantages of using industry standard form-factor and interfaces with components and design techniques known to be suitable for space qualification. With just three building blocks, a complete multi-band, simultaneous SOP sensor can be developed, staying within nominal Cube/Small-Satellite SWaP requirement. UNISOP will employ passive RF sensors for simultaneous, multi-band SOP sensing and provide a very important tool for measurement of global Soil-Moisture Content (SMC) in near real-time for hydrology and climate studies.

Potential NASA Applications

Our proposed technique can be used for a wide range of remote sensing applications for NASA including:

Potential Non-NASA Applications

The most promising commercial applications of the proposed UNISOP, besides NASA applications are:

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