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Pressure-Actuated Elastomer Lens with Highly Tunable Focal Length

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91922
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB2-0288
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.
2520 W. 237th Street Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Pressure-Actuated Elastomer Lens with Highly Tunable Focal Length
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0058
Award Amount: $98,995.00
 

Abstract:

This research will advance the state-of-the art technology in tunable-focal-length lenses for the visible spectrum and the mid IR wavelengths, by utilizing the unique optical and mechanical properties of polymers, which otherwise are not exploitable by alternative approaches such as electrowetting. We will combine our extensive polymer and optics expertise to identify candidate elastomers, analyze the structural, geometric-optical, and chromatic dispersive characteristics of continuously tunable lenses based on shape change of elastomers under applied pressure, and provide candidate designs of imaging systems with rapid auto-focus and high zoom ratio based on adaptive polymer lenses.

Principal Investigator:

Homayoon Ansari
Senior Scientist
4242636359
sbirproposals@intopsys.com

Business Contact:

Lothar Kempen
Chief Technical Officer
4242636362
randdoffice@intopsys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INTELLIGENT OPTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
2520 W. 237th Street Torrance, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 954680779
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No