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Pixelized Device Control

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66907
Program Year/Program:
2004 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Pixelized Device Control
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNG04CA10C
Award Amount: $530,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to build a demonstration unit of an entirely new optics and instruments technology for space applications. Characteristics are far lower (1/10th to 1/100th) cost, larger area, lower areal density (<1/10), and higher device density count (>4') compared to current state-of-the-art technology. The demonstration focus is 20cm ? 25cm deformable (secondary or tertiary) mirrors where the ultracompact adaptive optic is achieved by a combination of the ultralightweight advanced pixelized device control system (developed and demonstrated by QorTek during Phase I) and the super-thin, super-smooth composite mirror technology (developed by Composite Mirror Applications, Inc). The conclusion of Phase II will be a product consisting of a 20cm diameter circular adaptive mirror. The mirror will incorporate a circular matrix array of 488 active (induced strain) elements. Targeted application is toward high data rate optical communications systems (NASA, DoD) and high precision space telescopes (NASA).

Principal Investigator:

Gareth J. Knowles
Principal Investigator
5703222700
gknowles@qortek.com

Business Contact:

Cathy Brooke
Business Official
5703222700
cbrooke@qortek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QorTek, Inc.
2400 Reach Road, Suite 204 Williamsport, PA 17701

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