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Steering mirrors - Higher bandwidth

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
74593
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
044-1220
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Technology Associates
1300 Britt St SE Albuquerque, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Steering mirrors - Higher bandwidth
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: FA9453-05-M-0070
Award Amount: $99,688.00
 

Abstract:

As the Airborne Laser (ABL) comes closer to putting a high energy laser (HEL) on a boosting missile target, it has become obvious that a high bandwidth fast steering mirror (FSM) needs to be developed. This FSM must be capable of controlling large, 12-inch mirrors while handling the HEL power levels. Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes to develop for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) revolutionary actuator and sensor concepts for high bandwidth (2 kHz) fast steering mirrors. These revolutionary concepts are an outgrowth of our preliminary work on a 1 kHz, 12-inch fast steering mirror sponsored by the HEL Joint Technology Office (JTO). Using this approach, ATA proposes developing a new FSM-specific actuator that provides greater efficiency, higher bandwidth, and lower mass (for the same force) than has ever been previously achieved. It will be combined with a two-degree-of-freedom (2DOF), high-accuracy, relative position sensors (HARPS) that will provide high bandwidth, low noise, high accuracy relative position sensing-overcoming previous relative position sensor shortcomings.

Principal Investigator:

Felix Morgan
Engineering Fellow
5057671275
morgan@aptec.com

Business Contact:

Jeffrey Stein
Director Finance, Contracts & Admin
5057671231
stein@aptec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY ASSOC.
1300 Britt SE Albuquerque, NM 87123

EIN/Tax ID: 850236241
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No