NASA STTR 2019-II Solicitation

Proposal Summary

Proposal Information

Proposal Number:
19-2- T8.02-3360
Phase 1 Contract #:
80NSSC19C0569
Subtopic Title:
Photonic Integrated Circuits
Proposal Title:
Broadband Multispectral Mid-Infrared Laser
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC):
Mirios, Inc.
835 East Canon Perdido Street, #104
Santa Barbara CA  93103 - 3090
Phone: (805) 364-2987
RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
The Regents of the University of California, Santa Barbara
3227 Cheadle Hall, 3rd Floor
CA  93106 - 2050
Phone: (805) 893-4034

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Alexander Spott
E-mail:
spott@mirios.net
Address:
835 E Canon Perdido St #104 Santa Barbara, CA 93103 - 3090
Phone:
(805) 364-2987

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Alexander Spott
E-mail:
spott@mirios.net
Address:
835 E Canon Perdido St #104 Santa Barbara, CA 93103 - 3090
Phone:
(805) 364-2987
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 3
End: 4
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

We propose to construct a multispectral MWIR light source consisting of a single silicon chip which will generate and combine
light from a wide MWIR spectral range. Compared to existing conventional MWIR emitters, we will double the available wavelength emission range and combine light on-chip, removing the need for free-space optics.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
  • Front-end laser source for: trace gas sensors (in situ or remote sensing), LIDAR, spectrometers (in situ or remote sensing), lab- on-a-chip chemical analysis systems, and atmospheric monitoring

  • This source will significantly reduce the size, weight, and power (SWaP) of existing systems and is ideal for instruments deployed on platforms requiring very low SWaP: cube sat, landers, satellites, and aircraft.

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
  • Commercial: trace-gas sensors for commercial or industrial applications, including vehicle and factory emissions monitoring.

  • Scientific: laser source as scientific instrumentation for laboratory use

  • Military: counter-measures and scene illumination.

Duration: 24

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