NASA SBIR 2021-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


   
Proposal Number:          21-1- S1.08-2389
          
          
   
Subtopic Title:
      Suborbital Instruments and Sensor Systems for Earth Science Measurements
          
          
   
Proposal Title:
      Airborne High-Dynamic Range Anamorphic Hyperspectral Imager
          
          

Small Business Concern

   
Firm:
          
Resonon, Inc.
          
   
Address:
          
123 Commercial Drive, Bozeman, MT 59715
          
   
Phone:
          
(406) 586-3356                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Principal Investigator:

   
Name:
          
Hans Courrier
          
   
E-mail:
          
courrier@resonon.com
          
   
Address:
          
123 Commercial Drive, MT 59715 - 0000
          
   
Phone:
          
(406) 586-3356                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Business Official:

   
Name:
          
John Gallub
          
   
E-mail:
          
gallub@resonon.com
          
   
Address:
          
123 Commercial Drive, MT 59715 - 0000
          
   
Phone:
          
(406) 586-3356                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Summary Details:

   
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :                                                                                                                                                          
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End: 2
          
          
     
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words):

A new design for an airborne, high-performance, hyperspectral imager is proposed for measurement of ocean and cloud radiances.  Key components of the new design are the use of anamorphic fore-optics to increase the signal and dynamic range as compared to conventional hyperspectral imager designs, and a unique two-part (butcher-block) diffraction grating that allows the spectral response of the imager to be tailored to accommodate lower signal (and throughput) of ultraviolet and blue wavelengths (~340-450nm).   These innovations enable a compact, lightweight, airborne-compatible system that has better spatial resolution, a larger dynamic range, and greater signal-to-noise ratio than conventional hyperspectral imagers of similar size and specification.

          
          
     
Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

The proposed technology is designed to measure ocean and cloud radiances from air- or ship-based platforms to provide complementary observations to and enable vicarious calibration of satellite based remote sensing platforms.  A particular example is the Ocean Color Instrument (OCI) that is to fly on board NASA’s PACE satellite.

          
          
     
Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

The proposed technology is suitable for use in a wide range of existing applications for airborne hyperspectral imaging, including agriculture, oceanography, environmental science, land management, pipeline monitoring, search and rescue, as well as defense and security.

          
          
     
Duration:     6
          
          

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