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Compact Beam Director for High Power Lasers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
47446
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
00-0165
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MetaStable Instruments, Inc.
5988 Mid Rivers Mall Drive - Suite 236 St. Peters, MO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Compact Beam Director for High Power Lasers
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DASG60-01-C-0036
Award Amount: $715,000.00
 

Abstract:

The precise and timely control of the direction of laser beams is crucial to a wide variety of industrial, commercial, scientific and military activities. Examples include, material processing, LIDAR, micro/nano fabrication, target tracking/aiming andoptical metrology. This project will develop commercially viable refractive (and reflective) beam steerers based on the recently developed lubricated adjustable optical wedge. The refractive adjustable optical wedge is mounted on axis and the singlepivot point of the transmitted beam stays on the original axis, so there is no astigmatism from multiple pivot points (as there is with dual mirror and Risely Wedge beam steerers). It offers high transmission and more user friendly operation (Cartesianversus polar adjustments) than Risley Wedge beam steerers. In Phase I we demonstrated that with new and improved transparent lubricants it can handle high power lasers beams. The

Principal Investigator:

George Dube
PI
6365361993
MSInstruments@cs.com

Business Contact:

Roland Juhala
VP
6365361993
MSInstruments@cs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

METASTABLE INSTRUMENTS, INC.
P.O. Box 3858 Chesterfield, MO 63006

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