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Company Information:

Company Name: Boston Micromachines Corporation
City: Cambridge
State: MA
Zip+4: 02138-1070
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $371,907.00 3
SBIR Phase II $3,964,092.00 5

Award List:

Compact Low-Power Driver for Deformable Mirror Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jason Stewart, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,807.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a new concept to drive MEMS DMs using low-power, high-voltage multiplexing. Compared to other reported approaches, the proposed architecture will reduce power consumption by a factor of one hundred, to a level of a few hundred milliwatts. This estimate is supported by direct… More

Enhanced Fabrication Processes Development for High Actuator Count Deformable Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steven Cornelissen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,566.00
Abstract:
We propose to design and fabricate a MEMS micromirror array consisting of 1021 ultra-flat, close-packed hexagonal mirror elements, each capable of 6mrad of tip and tilt, and 1.7um of piston (TTP) motion with sub-nanometer precision as required for a space-based telescope using a hyper-contrast… More

Enhanced Reliability MEMS Deformable Mirrors for Space Imaging Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steven A. Cornelissen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,967.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to develop and demonstrate a reliable, fault-tolerant wavefront control system that will fill a critical technology gap in NASA's vision for future coronagraphic observatories. The project outcomes include innovative advances in component design and fabrication and… More

Enhanced Reliability MEMS Deformable Mirrors for Space Imaging Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steven A. Cornelissen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $747,977.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to develop and demonstrate a reliable, fault-tolerant wavefront control system that will fill a critical technology gap in NASA's vision for future coronagraphic observatories. The project outcomes include innovative advances in component design and fabrication and… More

Topography improvements in MEMS DMs for high-contrast, high-resolution imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steven A. Cornelissen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,183.00
Abstract:
This project will develop and demonstrate an innovative microfabrication process to substantially improve the surface quality achievable in high-resolution continuous membrane MEMS deformable mirrors (DMs). Project specific aims include 2X improvement in small-scale surface flatness in comparison to… More

Adaptive Optics Retinal Imaging in a Clinical Setting Using Long Stroke Wavefront

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Paul A. Bierden – 617-868-4178
Award Amount: $1,317,332.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The principal objective for this SBIR Phase II Competitive Renewal project is to demonstrate clinical relevance of a unique Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope (AOSLO) that the project team designed and builtin Phase I and Phase II work. It features… More

Topography Improvements in MEMS DMs for High-contrast, High-resolution Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steven A. Cornelissen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $699,410.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a 3064 actuator, continuous facesheet MEMS deformable mirror using a modified fabrication process that will eliminate mid-spatial frequency surface figure errors resulting from actuator "print-through" topography and stress-induced mirror scallop topography. These… More

SBIR Phase I: Superpenetration Multiphoton Microscopy with MEMS SLMs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Steven Cornelissen
Award Amount: $147,757.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop and demonstrate a superpenetration multiphoton microscope (S-MPM) that will more than double the imaging depth achievable in highly scattering biological tissue. MPM technology has revolutionized the field of… More