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High-Resolution Wide-Dynamic-Range MEMS-Based Closed-Loop Adaptive Optics System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
72742
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-003-1490
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: High-Resolution Wide-Dynamic-Range MEMS-Based Closed-Loop Adaptive Optics System
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9451-06-C-0027
Award Amount: $746,526.00
 

Abstract:

AgilOptics' Phase I SBIR proposed the development of a moire¢ Wave-Front Sensor (MWFS) test-bed to evaluate the MWFS design developed and patented by the University of New Mexico (UNM) and to extend the design for use in a closed-loop Adaptive Optic (AO) system with a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) Deformable Mirror (DM) corrector. Our Phase I results have shown that the MWFS provides intensity measurements of wavefront curvature that, when calibrated, can be used to directly drive the actuators of a MEMS DM (with linear analog control) to correct wavefront aberrations. The MWFS measurement process essentially acts like an optical computer, linearizing the calculation of DM actuator commands for wavefront correction. The goals of the proposed Phase II effort are first to demonstrate closed-loop wavefront control using the MWFS to directly control MEMS DM correction and second to design, fabricate, test, and deliver a field-able AO system based on this technology.

Principal Investigator:

Keith Bush
Senior Scientist
5052684742
kbush@agiloptics.com

Business Contact:

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

INTELLITE (AGILOPTICS, INC.
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