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Continuous No-print-through Bipolar Phase-Sheet Wavefront Corrector

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82190
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-224-3045
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Optron Systems, Inc.
235 Bear Hill Rd Ste 200 Waltham, MA 02451-1060
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Continuous No-print-through Bipolar Phase-Sheet Wavefront Corrector
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-07-M-1153
Award Amount: $99,944.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of this SBIR Phase I program is to demonstrate the feasibility of a low-cost, large-bipolar-stroke, high-resolution, VLSI-chip-driven, continuous phase-sheet deformable mirror (with no support-posts) for adaptive-optics wavefront correction for below-the-weather unmanned aerial vehicle satellite communications systems. The proposed device architecture integrates a high-voltage VLSI driver chip with a free-standing reflective membrane-mirror sheet with no support posts, so that the possibility of print through from support posts is eliminated. This MEMS-on VLSI design approach is expected to lead to compact, low-cost, low-weight and low-electrical-power-consumption devices. The ultimate program goal is a device with 10,000 pixels, framing at 5 kHz and costing $5,000 in small quantities.

Principal Investigator:

Travis Simpkins
Sr. Research Scientist
7812753100
simpkins@optronsystems.com

Business Contact:

Cardinal Warde
Director of Research
7812753100
warde@optronsystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

OPTRON SYSTEMS, INC.
3 Preston Court Bedford, MA 01730

EIN/Tax ID: 042758877
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No