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Space Qualified, Fast Steering Mirror (SQ_FSM)

Award Information

Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 08-011
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Applied Technology Associates
1300 Britt SE Albuquerque, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Space Qualified, Fast Steering Mirror (SQ_FSM)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7244
Award Amount: $999,996.00


Many steering mirrors have been developed over the years, but never has one been explicitly designed for high dose radiation environments or long-term space operations. As a result, deployed spaced based optical systems for line-of-sight stabilization or beam control have not benefited from the higher bandwidth control and better error rejection that can result from designs incorporating fast steering mirrors. In a successful Phase I SBIR effort, ATA began the development of a 5" space qualified, fast steering mirror (SQ_FSM) by demonstrating a breadboard version of a radiation hardened, high accuracy position sensor; ATA also began developing and analyzing an innovative mechanical design that addresses thermal management and residual reaction torque, which are critical in a space environment. This Phase II proposal will advance the SQ_FSM Optical Unit design to CDR level, develop innovative radiation hardened position sensor and actuator designs, and design, build and test an SQ_FSM Engineering Development Unit (EDU) suitable for laboratory performance verification.

Principal Investigator:

Felix Morgan
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Tom Edmondson
Manager, Contracts & Pric
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Technology Associates
1300 Britt SE Albuquerque, NM 87123

EIN/Tax ID: 850236241
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No