NASA SBIR 2018-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 18-1- S1.05-5002
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Detector Technologies for UV, X-Ray, Gamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Instruments
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Silicon Carbide Grid Supports for X-ray Telescopes
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
PhotonFoils
8091 Parkview Drive
Ventura , CA 93001-1001
(360) 298-2236

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Bruce Lairson
bruce.lairson@photonfoils.com
8091 Parkview Dr Ventura, CA 93001 - 1001
(360) 298-2236

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Bruce Lairson
bruce.lairson@photonfoils.com
8091 Parkview Dr Ventura, CA 93001 - 1001
(360) 298-2236
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 2
End: 4
Technical Abstract

PhotonFoils will develop single-crystal silicon carbide grid supports for large-area X-ray microcalorimeter entrance filters. Compared with existing silicon grids, the PhotonFoils silicon carbide grids will have >3X higher thermal conductance and higher strength. EMI shielding of 20dB per grid at 1GHz for 100mm apertures can be incorporated. Higher soft X-ray transmittance than achieved with Hitomi SXS filters appears feasible.

Potential NASA Applications

X-ray Surveyor, Micro-X, GOES satellite X-ray imagers, atmospheric test windows with low extraneous signal, X-ray windows for solar imaging, CCD optical blocking filters with low contaminant accumulation, neutral atom detector support grids, electron detection support grids

Potential Non-NASA Applications

NIST microcalorimeters, large area X-ray windows for laboratory detectors, high harmonic generation (HHG)bandpass and order selection filters, free electron laser beam components, fourth generation synchrotron beamline components, beryllium replacement windows providing higher elemental detectivity, support grids for proton stripping foils


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