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HOLOGRAPHIC INTERFEROMETER FOR OPTICAL MEASUREMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
12231
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12231
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Apa Optics, Inc.
2950 Ne 84th Lane Blaine, MN 55449
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: HOLOGRAPHIC INTERFEROMETER FOR OPTICAL MEASUREMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,996.00
 

Abstract:

MULTISPECTRUM GUIDANCE SYSTEMS ARE BEING DEVELOPED WHICH CONTAIN EXTREMELY SMALL, NON-SPHERICAL OPTICAL COMPONENTS FOR LONG WAVELENGTH IR SEEKERS. THE NAVY REQUIRES A NONCONTACT METHOD OF TESTING THESE PARTS FOR CONFORMANCE TO SPECIFICATIONS PRIOR TO THEIR ASSEMBLY INTO THE SYSTEM. APA OPTICS PROPOSES TO DEVELOP AN OPTICAL INTERFEROMETER WHICH WILL USE LOW COST COMPUTER GENERATED HOLOGRAMS (CGH) AS NULL LENSES. AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH IS THE LASER STYLUS PROFILOMETER WHICH USES A FOCUSED LASER BEAM TO LABORIOUSLY SAMPLE A TEST SURFACE MOUNTED ON A 3-AXIS TRANSLATION STAGE. BY COMPARISON, AN OPTICAL INTERFEROMETER OFFERS THE ADVANTAGES OF RAPID, FULL APERTURE TESTING OF NOMINALLY IDENTICAL PARTS FOLLOWING AN INITIAL SETUP. MOREOVER, THE OPTICAL INTERFEROMETER CAN BE CONFIGURED TO DIRECTLY MEASURE OPTICAL PERFORMANCE, WHEREAS AN OPTICAL PROFILOMETER CAN ONLY MEASURE SURFACE ACCURACY. AFTER STUDYING THE TESTING REQUIREMENTS, APA OPTICS WILL DESIGN A HOLOGRAPHIC INTERFEROMETER TO MEET ALL REQUIREMENTS. THE APPARATUS WILL BE BUILT AND TESTED UNDER PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Steven M Arnold
6127844995

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Apa Optics Inc
2950 Ne 84th Ln Blaine, MN 55434

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