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Precision Stabilization of a Ball Joint Gimbaled (BJG) Mirror

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
83410
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-007-0111
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SA Photonics
130A Knowles Dr. Los Gatos, CA 95032-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Precision Stabilization of a Ball Joint Gimbaled (BJG) Mirror
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0447
Award Amount: $69,974.00
 

Abstract:

SA Photonics and Stanford University are pleased to propose the development of an innovative, high accuracy sense and control system for wide field of view ball joint gimbal mirrors. The SA Photonics mirror angle sense system utilizes optical sensors to directly measure the mirror angular position. The optical sensor system has better than 100 nanoradian sensitivity at update rates greater than 100 kHz with virtually no loading to the scanning mirror. Stanford University has best in class expertise in flexible drive systems such as the Kevlar drives used on ball joint gimbals. SA Photonics control platform utilizes high performance digital signal processing to both enhance the sensing capability and to allow complex drives algorithms to compensate for the flexible drives. The optical sensing system is inherently immune to EMI/EMP issues and leverages the massive cost reduction in optics over the last 10 years due to the very high volume compact disk, digital camera, and telecom markets.

Principal Investigator:

Michael P. Browne
VP of Product Development
4083484426
m.browne@saphotonics.com

Business Contact:

James F. Coward
President
4159770553
j.coward@saphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SA PHOTONICS
650 5th Street Suite 505 San Francisco, CA 94107

EIN/Tax ID: 611427995
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
STANFORD UNIV.
Dept. of Aero. and Astro.
Durand Bldg, Room 250
Stanford, CA 94305-4035
Contact: Stephen Rock
Contact Phone: (650) 723-3343
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university