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Flexible, High Performance Microlens Array Technologies for Integral Field…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
125611
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.03
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Voxtel Inc.
15985 NW Schendel Avenue Suite 200 Beaverton, OR -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Flexible, High Performance Microlens Array Technologies for Integral Field Spectrographs
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CG14P
Award Amount: $124,991.00
 

Abstract:

For the purposes of advancing integral field spectrograph (IFS) microlens capabilities, a new class of high-quality optics-grade nanostructured organic-inorganic nanocomposite three-dimensional (3D) gradient index (GRIN) microlens optical materials is proposed. In the Phase I program, solid state freeform (SFF) fabrication of high contrast 3D-gradient-index microlens array elements will be demonstrated using a research grade printer. A design of experiment will be conducted to optimize a series of 3D-GRIN films with axial, radial, and vertical gradient optical index patterns with microlenses of varying diameter, pitch, and focal length, including those symmetric and asymmetric. The films will be thoroughly characterized using optical coherent tomography and spectral interferometric techniques, and their power will be tested using collimated and converging light. A series of planar microlens arrays of varying shape, diameter, density, focal length will then be fabricated, and then planar films with two-surface microlens array, including masking, will be fabricated using the measured process parameters (i.e.?n,?n/(?x,y,z), dispersion, etc.)

Principal Investigator:

Charles Dupuy
Principal Investigator
9712235646
charles@voxtel-inc.com

Business Contact:

Debra Ozuna
Business Official
9712235646
debrao@voxtel-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Voxtel, Inc.
15985 Northwest Schendel Avenue, Suite 200 Beaverton, OR 97006-6703

EIN/Tax ID: 931285205
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No