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Hierarchically Dimensioned SiNM Mirror Systems for Adaptive Optics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
95198
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F08B-T08-0037
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 08T008
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Microscale, Inc.
800 West Cummings Park, Suite 3350 Woburn, MA 01801-2736
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Hierarchically Dimensioned SiNM Mirror Systems for Adaptive Optics
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0208
Award Amount: $99,990.00
 

Abstract:

Microscale, Inc. in collaborating with New Jersey Institute of Technology proposes to develop an innovative silicon nanomembrane mirror (SiNM) technology for adaptive optics by using a novel low cost and hierarchically-dimensioned multilevel SiNMs integration design.This proposed Phase I effort continues to bridge the gap between the present state of development of SiNM mirror technology and the practical implementation of this technology in high resolution, wide dynamic range applications. The high performance, low cost, and small size of these devices will be of significant value and serve as an enabling technology for a wide range of adatpive optics applications. BENEFIT: (1) correction of aberrations in large-aperture ground-deployed and/or space-based telescopes, (2) high-resolution imaging through fluidic media such as atmosphere, (3) free space laser commmunication through atmospheric turbulence, (4) laser beam stabilizing, and (5) optical path alignment, (6) directed laser energy delivery through atmospheric turbulence, (7)ophthalmology retinal imaging and laser surgery, 8)lasing cavity correction and surface tuning, and (9) image stabilizers in camera systems, will require the proposed reliable SiNM membrane mirror wavefront correctors with several hundred to millions of elements.

Principal Investigator:

Xingtao Wu
Principal Investigator
3399271996
xwu@microscaleinc.com

Business Contact:

Xingtao Wu
President
7819952245
xwu@microscaleinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Microscale, Inc.
800 West Cummings Park Suite#3350 Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 020760702
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
New Jersey Institute of Technology
1 University Height
Tiernan Hall, Office 403
Newark, NJ 7102
Contact: Haimin Wang
Contact Phone: 9735965781