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Focused Delivery of Laser Energy to the Eye Using Adaptive Optics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67516
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-073-1008
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Iris AO, Inc.
2680 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94704-1717
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Focused Delivery of Laser Energy to the Eye Using Adaptive Optics
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-C-6551
Award Amount: $749,341.00
 

Abstract:

Iris AO proposes to manufacture and deliver an adaptive-optics (AO) retinal imager and light delivery system for evaluating laser safety and damage mechanisms. The system will achieve cellular-level 3-D high resolution imaging while delivering diffraction limited laser pulses to a living eye by using AO to correct for optical aberrations. Additionally, wide-angle fundus imaging and retinal tracking will be included in a compact system that meets all performance, size, and cost requirements. Building on the successful proof of feasibility and detailed design of Phase I, Phase II will entail building, testing, and delivering a fully operational system to the Air Force. Iris AO's unique combination of proven AO retinal-imaging expertise and superior microelectromechanical (MEMS) deformable-mirror technology will lead to unprecedented performance not available today. The user friendly, versatile system will allow investigation across a wide range of optical wavelengths as well as both animal and human subjects with only minor adjustments. This will allow widespread use for a host of biomedical imaging and surgery applications.

Principal Investigator:

Nathan Doble
Director of Optical Engin
5108492375
nathan.doble@irisao.com

Business Contact:

Michael Helmbrecht
President
5108492375
michael.helmbrecht@irisao.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

IRIS AO, INC.
2680 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94704

EIN/Tax ID: 261637081
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No