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Micro-Positioner Replacement of Piezo Actuators in Long-working Distance…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Award ID:
89965
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
09-206-25
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EM Optomechanical
13170B Central Ave. SE #310 Alburquerque, NM 87123
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Micro-Positioner Replacement of Piezo Actuators in Long-working Distance Interference Microscopes
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $89,444.00
 

Abstract:

The NIST patented six-degree of freedom micropositioner technology associated with this subtopic has been identified by E M Optomechanical, Inc. (EMOM) as a technology that could be incorporated into the company¿s long-working distance interference microscopes. A key element in these microscopes is a piezo-actuator device, installed in a manual pitch/yaw mount, which translates a small flat mirror in nanometer-scale motions. Drawbacks in using piezo-actuators include their cost, fragility, non-linear motion, hysteresis, and high dc voltages required. EMOM believes the NIST patented micro-positioner technology could be used to develop a three-axis actuator that could replace the piezo-actuator and the pitch/yaw mount thereby improving performance and reducing cost. For this project, EMOM has assembled a highly qualified technical team also experienced in the successful commercialization of work funded through the SBIR program and other government funded research.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Swann
4808406457
eastmtnopt@aol.com

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

EM Optomechanical
13170B Central Ave. SE #310 Alburquerque, NM 87123

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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