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Steering mirrors - Higher bandwidth

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
74592
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
044-0995
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: 2005
Title: Steering mirrors - Higher bandwidth
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: FA9453-05-M-0071
Award Amount: $99,998.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed C/SiC-BIAS mechanism represents a next generation in high-energy laser systems imaging integration capabilities. This will also benefit surveillance and reconnaissance (telescopes) capabilities and Line of Sight (LOS) communications (laser, optical/RF antennas) precision performances. The new BIAS mechanism is designed to enable mixed mode active optical compensation bias, especially in regards to mixed slow/fast dynamical systems requirements for integrated optics. The C/SiC-BIAS approach makes feasible several capabilities that are presently not easily available in a single integrated package. It will enable the ability to smoothly and seamlessly operate at large displacements (>10mrad) at lower bandwidths (1-2Hz), and as a small displacement (>50 microradians) at higher bandwidth (>4kHz) in a single integrated mechanism that incorporates subnanometer absolute position sensing.

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

Cathy A. Brooke
Chief Financial Officer
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