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Micro-Actuated Optics

Award Information

Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 07-025
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Ziva Corporation
6440 Lusk Blvd D-107 San Diego, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Micro-Actuated Optics
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0063
Award Amount: $749,841.00


In this Phase SBIR II proposal, Ziva proposes to demonstrate a prototype large angle 2-D scanner featuring integrated imager stabilization with >10X lower SWaP (size, weight, power) compared to conventional technologies. This meso-hydraulic-based technology is unique in that: Large scan angles are achieved via meso-hydraulic amplification of the piezoelectric actuator's direct volume displacement Meso-hydraulics only technology to achieve maximal actuation distance for the large loads while maintaining the smallest package size Nearly lossless fluidic force transfer allows for very large scan angles with piezo precision Real time operation coupled with inherent damping properties ideal for shock & vibration stabilization Ziva's meso-hydraulic scanner technology is ideally suited to enhance ISR capabilities for the small UAV, UGV, & UGS platforms in that it enables fast camera saccades between multiple targets and views, can be integrated into flight control for horizon tracking and navigation mods when targets diverge, provides imager vibration compensation through active feedback, and allows for the creation of montage images for affordable night vision and larger area ground/terrain reconstruction.

Principal Investigator:

Anis Husain

Business Contact:

Marianne Knight
Business Manager
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ziva Corporation
6440 Lusk Blvd D-107 San Diego, CA 92121

EIN/Tax ID: 680524007
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No