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Pixelized Device Control

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66907
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
023077
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
QorTek, Inc.
1965 Lycoming Creek Road, Suite 205 Williamsport, PA 17701-1251
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Pixelized Device Control
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS5-03040
Award Amount: $69,992.00
 

Abstract:

We are proposing a new technological solution to complex figure control architectures for Sun-Earth ultraviolet (UV) and extreme ultraviolet meter sized optical instruments and detectors. Retention of low mass distribution for large aperture optics means eliminating heavy complex wiring bus and controls for UV or EUV optics and detector instruments with large numbers of active adjustment or actuation mechanisms. Precise metering of charge in or out of array device elements accurately and with reduced mass and complexity is a further requirement. The proposed solution would enable both distributed control and distributed power distribution to a large array of contiguous devices to maintain figure accuracy through launch orbit. The new system introduces a high level of risk reduction in developing and assembling complex instruments and optics for future NASA small system (<4 meter) instrument and optical packages.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel Thomasson
Principal Investigator
5707453555
dan@qortek.com

Business Contact:

Cathy Brooke
Chief Financial Officer
5707453555
cathy@qortek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QorTek, Inc.
4121 Jacks Hollow Road Williamsport, PA 17702

EIN/Tax ID: 232954664
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No