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High Speed Two-Axis Acousto-Optic Deflector

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
27908
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27908
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AURORA ASSOC.
3350 Scott Boulevard Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: High Speed Two-Axis Acousto-Optic Deflector
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

A Scene Generation Test Capability (SGTC) has been developed at the Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) for testing IR Focal Plane Arrays (FPA) using the technique of Direct Write Scene Generation (DWSG). The DWSG concept is based on the use of two-axis acousto-optic deflectors (AODs) to scan a laser beam directly onto the FPAs. The capability of the current SGTC is limited by the speed of the ODs that use long access time to realize the specified time-bandwidth (TB) product. The objective of this program is to develop a high-speed IR two-axis AOD achieving an access time of 5 microseconds while maintaining the TB product of 256 X 256 spots. Novel AOD designs based on birefringent diffraction and phased array transducers will be developed to achieve the design goals. The Phase I effort includes the development of the high-speed two-axis AOD for the selected wavelength of 1.06, 5.4 and 10.6 microns and the fabrication and testing of a single AOD for feasibility demonstration at 5.4 microns.

Principal Investigator:

I.c. Chang
4087480867

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aurora Associates
3350 Scott Boulevard Building 20 Santa Clara, CA 95054

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No