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Thin Fast Steering Mirror (TFSM)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92593
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-087-1564
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: 2009
Title: Thin Fast Steering Mirror (TFSM)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0242
Award Amount: $69,439.00
 

Abstract:

The Navy is developing LADAR sensors for responsive Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance use where ranges to targets exceed 10km. If such a LADAR sensor is to image a target area by scanning one or several laser beams at such long ranges, high-pointing-accuracy or knowledge, over a wide operational temperature range, is required to obtain a high-quality LADAR image. A two-axis Fast Steering Mirror (FSM) is typically utilized to steer laser beams in a LADAR system. Existing FSM designs that can achieve high pointing accuracy and are small enough for use aboard a tactical unmanned air vehicle often require significant settling times to achieve the pointing accuracy. Also, the knowledge of the location of the FSM (angularly) is not well-known throughout the mirror motion. When used to steer a pulsed laser beam with pulse repetition frequencies on the order of kilohertz, it is necessary to have accurate knowledge of the mirror position whenever a laser pulse occurs. ATA is proposing a concept for a thin FSM which can meet stringent performance requirements over a temperature range of-40 degrees C to +75 degrees C. This requires temperature control of the sensor electronics and uses an innovative actuator concept.

Principal Investigator:

Felix Morgan
Principal Investigator
5057671275
morgan@aptec.com

Business Contact:

Patricia Cabrera
Principal Investigator
5052996801
cabrera@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