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SBIR Phase I: Control System Development for Microelectromechanical Systems…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
79506
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0611399
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: SBIR Phase I: Control System Development for Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Segmented Deformable Mirrors
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0611399
Award Amount: $99,825.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop control techniques for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) based segmented deformable mirrors (DMs) used in adaptive optical (AO) systems. These AO systems correct for optical aberrations, which limit the performance of virtually all conventional optical instruments. MEMS DMs are physically small, have high stoke and fidelity, and promise low cost, thus making them highly attractive in biological imaging. Control of these mirrors presents a new set of challenges, which have not yet been addressed. AO systems have been shown to yield dramatic improvement in the performance of imaging systems and have demonstrated cellular level imaging in vivo. The enhancements in image contrast and effective resolution by using AO can be very high and thus are pivotal enabling cellular imaging leading to potentially earlier disease detection, more effective pharmacological studies, and advances in basic biology.

Principal Investigator:

Carl Kempf
Mr
5108492375
carl.kempf@irisao.com

Business Contact:

Carl Kempf
Mr
5108492375
carl.kempf@irisao.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Iris AO
2680 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94704

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