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Spatially Modulated Reflective Membranes for High-Dynamic-Range Wavefront…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62209
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-3308
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AGILOPTICS
1717 Louisiana, NE Suite 202 Suite 202 Albuquerque, NM 87110
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Spatially Modulated Reflective Membranes for High-Dynamic-Range Wavefront Control
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-03-M-0100
Award Amount: $99,724.00
 

Abstract:

Diffractive wavefront control has been demonstrated as a viable technique for high-dynamic-range laser wavefront control. Unfortunately, most conventional programmable diffractive elements, like liquid crystals and segmented mirror arrays, are damagedwhen illuminated with high-power laser light. The proposed work would investigate approaches for scaling membrane deformable mirrors to provide high-energy laser wavefront control with a large number of actuators. Success in developing this technologywill provide the foundation to develop and market simpler, cheaper deformable mirrors for a variety of military and commercial applications. Government agencies that could utilize this technology include not only the DOD programs, but also NASA, the newDepartment of Homeland Security, and the NRO. Commercial applications in the fields of medical instruments, astronomy, photography, and optical equipment can also be expected.

Principal Investigator:

Dennis Mansell
Senior Scientist
5052684742
dmansell@intellite.com

Business Contact:

Dennis Mansell
President
5052684742
dmansell@intellite.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INTELLITE
1717 Louisiana, NE Suite 202 Albuquerque, NM 87110

EIN/Tax ID: 850468728
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No