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PCOS/COR TRL Advances (PI-Asserted Unless Marked as Vetted by Program Office)


2021

  • “Photon counting NIR LmAPD Arrays for Ultra-low Background Space Observations,” PI: Michael Bottom (UH), TRL 3 to 4 (2021)
  • “A Single Photon Sensing and Photon Number Resolving Detector for NASA Missions,” PI: Donald Figer (RIT), TRL 3 to 4 (2021)
  • “Electron Beam Lithography Ruled Gratings for Future Ultraviolet/Optical Missions: High-Efficiency and Low-Scatter in the Vacuum Ultraviolet,” PI: Brian Fleming (CU Boulder), TRL 3 to 4 (2021)
  • “Advanced X-ray Microcalorimeters ISFM Sub-package #1:TES Microcalorimeters,” PI: Caroline Kilbourne (GSFC), TRL 3 to 4 (2021)
  • “Development of RFSoC-Based Readout Electronics,” PI: Philip Mauskopf (ASU), TRL 4 to 5 (2021)
  • “Electron-beam Generated Plasma to Enhance Performance of Protected Aluminum Mirrors for Large Space Telescopes,” PI: Manuel Quijada (GSFC), TRL 3 to 4 (2021)
  • “High Performance Sealed Tube Cross Strip Photon Counting Sensors for UV-Vis Astrophysics Instruments,” PI: Oswald Siegmund (UCB), TRL 4 to 5 (2021)
  • “Readying X-ray Gratings and Optics for Space Applications: Manufacturability & Alignment,” PI: Randall Smith (SAO), MRL 4 to 6 (2021)
  • “Development of a Robust, Efficient Process to Produce Scalable, Superconducting kilopixel Far-IR Detector Arrays,” PI: Johannes Staguhn (JHU), TRL 3 to 4 (2021)
  • “Space-based Gravitational Wave Laser Technology Development Project for the LISA Mission,” PDL: Anthony Yu (GSFC), PI: Jordan Camp (GSFC), TRL 4 to 5 (2021)
  • “Next Generation X-ray Optics,” PI: William Zhang (GSFC), TRL 4 to 5 (2021)

2020

  • “Scalable Micro-Shutter Systems for UV, Visible, and Infrared Spectroscopy,” PI: Matthew Greenhouse (GSFC), TRL 3 to 4 (2020)
  • “Phase Measurement System Development for Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors,” PI: William Klipstein (JPL), TRL 4 to 5 (2020)
  • “Advancing the Focal Plane TRL for LiteBIRD and Other Next Generation CMB Space Missions,” PI: Adrian Lee (UCB), TRL 3 to 5 (2020)
  • “Advanced FUVUV/Visible Photon Counting and Ultralow Noise Detectors,” PI: Shouleh Nikzad (JPL), TRL 3 to 4 (2020)
  • “Predictive Thermal Control (PTC) Performance Tests,” PI: H. Philip Stahl (MSFC), TRL 3 to 5 (2020)

2019

  • Planar Antenna-Coupled Superconducting Detectors for CMB Polarimetry,” PI: James Bock (JPL), TRL 3 to 4 (2019)
  • “LISA UV-LED-Based Charge Management System,” PI: John Conklin (UF), TRL 3 to 4 (2019) Vetted
  • “Providing Enabling & Enhancing Technologies for a Demonstration Model of the Athena X-IFU,” PI: Caroline Kilbourne (GSFC), TRL 3 to 4 (2019)
  • “Space-based Gravitational Wave Laser Technology Development Project for the LISA Mission,” PDL: Anthony Yu (GSFC), PI: Jordan Camp (GSFC), TRL 3 to 4 (2019)

2018

  • “Advanced X-ray Optics ISFM Sub-package #2: Direct Fabrication of Full Shells,” PI: Stephen Bongiorno (MSFC), TRL 2 to 3 (2018)
  • “Advanced X-ray Optics ISFM Sub-package #4: Low Stress Mirror Coatings,” PI: David Broadway, TRL 2 to 3 (2018)
  • “Development of Digital Micro-Mirror Device Arrays for Use in Future Space Missions,” PI: Zoran Ninkov (RIT), TRL 4 to 5 (2018)
  • “Advanced UVOIR Mirror Technology Development for Very Large Space Telescopes,” PI: H. Philip Stahl (MSFC), TRL 3 to 4 (2018) Vetted

2017

  • “Ultraviolet Coatings, Materials and Processes for Advanced Telescope Optics,” PI: Kunjithapatham Balasubramanian (JPL), TRL 2 to 3 (2017)
  • “Fast Event Recognition for the Athena Wide-Field Imager,” PI: David Burrows (PSU), TRL 3 to 5 (2017) Vetted
  • “Raising the TRL of 4.7-THz Local Oscillators,” PI: Qing Hu (MIT), TRL 3 to 4 (2017)
  • “High-Resolution and Lightweight X-ray Optics for the X-Ray Surveyor,” PI: William Zhang (GSFC), TRL 3 to 4 (2017)

2016

  • “X-ray Reflection Grating Module Development,” PI: Randall McEntaffer (UI), TRL 3 to 4 (2016) Vetted
  • “Advanced Packaging for Critical-Angle X-ray Transmission Gratings,” PI: Mark Schattenburg (MIT), TRL 3 to 4 (2016) Vetted

2015

  • “Colloid Microthruster Propellant Feed System for Gravity Wave Astrophysics Missions,” PI: John Ziemer (JPL), TRL 4 to 5 (2015)

2014

  • “Development of Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) Arrays for Use in Future Space Missions,” PI: Zoran Ninkov (RIT), TRL 3 to 4 (2014)
  • “TRL Advancement for Al+MgF2 Mirrors for FUV Space Astronomy,” PI: Manuel Quijada (GSFC), TRL 3 to 4 (2014)
  • “Next Generation X-ray Optics: High Resolution, Light Weight, and Low Cost,” PI: William Zhang (GSFC), TRL 4 to 5 (2014)
  • “Colloid Microthruster Propellant Feed System for Gravity Wave Astrophysics Missions,” PI: John Ziemer (JPL), TRL 3 to 4 (2014)

2013

  • “Heterodyne Technology For SOFIA,” PI: Paul Goldsmith (JPL), TRL 3 to 4 (2013)
  • “Adjustable X-ray optics with Sub-Arcsecond Imaging,” Paul Reid (SAO), TRL 2 to 3 (2013)
  • “Next Generation X-ray Optics: High Angular Resolution, High Throughput, and Low Cost,” PI: William Zhang (GSFC), TRL 3 to 4 (2013)

2012

  • “Telescopes for Space-Based Gravitational-Wave Observatories,” PI: Jeffrey Livas (GSFC), TRL 2 to 3 (2012)




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