INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY WITH DETECTOR ARRAYS

Period of Performance: 01/01/1991 - 12/31/1991

$49.5K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Sets Technology, Inc.
300 Kahelu Ave Suite 10
Mililani, HI 96789

Abstract

AN INSTRUMENT WILL BE DEVELOPED THAT ALLOWS HIGH WAVELENGTH RESOLUTION AND VARIABLE SPATIAL (ANGULAR) RESOLUTION, YET MAINTAINS HIGH SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC SENSITIVITY. IT WILL OPERATE IN THE WAVELENGTH REGION OF 1 TO 5MUM; HAVE VARIABLERESOLVING POWERS, LAMBDA/DELTA LAMBDA COMPUTER) BETWEEN 500 AND 4000; HAVE AN ANGULAR RESOLUTION OF 0.5 TO 3.0 ARCSECONDS; BE DESIGNED FOR AN F/5.5, 6.5-METER ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPE; AND BE COMPUTER CONTROLLED. THE OBJECTIVE OF PHASE I IS TO DEVELOP A DETAILED CONCEPTUAL DESIGN AND SHOW THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING AND TESTING A PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT UNDER PHASE II. MOST OF THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL BE SPENT IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: GENERATING APPLICABLE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS, DEVELOPING REASONABLE CONCEPT DEFINITIONS, AND PRODUCING THECONCEPT DOCUMENTATION THAT WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE DESIGN. AN INSTRUMENT WILL BE DEVELOPED THAT ALLOWS HIGH WAVELENGTH RESOLUTION AND VARIABLE SPATIAL (ANGULAR) RESOLUTION, YET MAINTAINS HIGH SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC SENSITIVITY. IT WILL OPERATE IN THE WAVELENGTH REGION OF 1 TO 5MUM; HAVE VARIABLERESOLVING POWERS, LAMBDA/DELTA LAMBDA COMPUTER) BETWEEN 500 AND 4000; HAVE AN ANGULAR RESOLUTION OF 0.5 TO 3.0 ARCSECONDS; BE DESIGNED FOR AN F/5.5, 6.5-METER ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPE; AND BE COMPUTER CONTROLLED. THE OBJECTIVE OF PHASE I IS TO DEVELOP A DETAILED CONCEPTUAL DESIGN AND SHOW THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING AND TESTING A PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT UNDER PHASE II. MOST OF THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL BE SPENT IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: GENERATING APPLICABLE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS, DEVELOPING REASONABLE CONCEPT DEFINITIONS, AND PRODUCING THECONCEPT DOCUMENTATION THAT WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE DESIGN.