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Definitive Contract - 80NSSC21C0258

OVERVIEW

Awardee
Original Description
HETEROGENEOUS SILICON PHOTONICS MAGNETOMETER AND LASER SYSTEM-ON-CHIP
Awarding / Funding Agency
Place of Performance
Roanoke, VA USA
Pricing
Fixed Price
Set Aside
Small Business Set Aside - Total (SBA)
Extent Competed
Full And Open Competition After Exclusion Of Sources
Related Opportunity
None

SBIR DETAILS

Research Type
Small Technology Transfer Research Program (STTR) Phase I
Title
Heterogeneous Silicon Photonics Magnetometer and Laser System-on-Chip
Abstract
Luna, teamed with Dr. John Bowers of UCSB, will develop an integrated chip-scale optical magnetometer with an integral Silicon/III-V laser. This innovative product will enable new levels of performance for in situ and remote sensing in NASArsquo;s space missions. The coupling of a silicon based optical magnetometer with an on-chip light source using heterogeneous silicon photonics drastically minimizes device size, weight, and power (SWaP) while maintaining high performance magnetic field sensing. Benefitting from wafer-level fabrication, monolithically processed components allow for a sensing instrument with no moving parts which can be hardened to endure the harsh conditions of space missions. A heterogeneous Si/III-V laser eliminates the need for a bulky, external light source by coupling light directly into the optical magnetometer either via butt-coupling or directly integrated on-chip.Phase I will prove the feasibility of a silicon optical magnetometer based on interferometric principles which can measure both magnitude and direction of a magnetic field. Studies on the sensitivity and range of the magnetometer will be completed and the design refined through high-fidelity simulations. A laboratory demonstration of a silicon photonics device with an external laser will prove the feasibility of the sensing mechanism and the approach for future system-on-chip fabrication. During Phase II, the team will fabricate a prototype silicon optical magnetometer coupled to a heterogeneously integrated silicon laser to demonstrate a lightweight, rugged, and miniature magnetometer device suitable for NASA scientific missions in space. A successful project will result in significant commercial potential and will advance the state-of-the-art of silicon photonics.
Topic Code
T8
Solicitation Number
STTR_21_P1
Contact
Maggie Hudson
(434) 483-4254
hudsonm@lunainc.com

STATUS
(Complete)

Period of Performance

5/19/21

Start Date

6/19/22

Current End Date

6/19/22

Potential End Date
100% Complete

Obligations

$125.0K

Total Obligated

$125.0K

Current Award

$125.0K

Potential Award
100% Funded

AWARD RELATIONSHIPS

Definitive Contract

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Subcontracts

-

Definitive Contract

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Subs

-

ACTIVITY TIMELINE

SUBCONTRACT AWARDS

Opportunity Lifecycle

HISTORY

COMPETITION
Solicitation Procedures
Negotiated Proposal/Quote
Number of Offers Received
500
Other Than Full and Open Competition
None
Evaluated Preference
None
Commercial Item Acquisition
Commercial Item Procedures Not Used
Simplified Procedures for Commercial Items
No

OTHER CATEGORIZATIONS

Subcontracting Plan
Plan Not Required
National Interest Action
None
IT Commercial Item Category
None
AGENCY DETAIL
Created By
constance.t.marshall@nasa.gov
Last Modified By
justin.b.prince@nasa.gov
Approved By
justin.b.prince@nasa.gov
Awarding Office
80NSSC NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER
Funding Office
80NSSC NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

LEGISLATIVE MANDATES

Clinger-Cohen Act Compliant
No
Construction Wage Rate Requirements
No
Labor Standards
No
Materials, Supplies, Articles & Equipment
No
Last Modified: 7/9/21


PIID: 80NSSC-21-C-0258