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Integrated Zonal Meniscus Mirror Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG6001C0031
Agency Tracking Number: 97-0466
Amount: $4,024,384.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
37 Mac Arthur Avenue
Devens, MA 01423
United States
DUNS: 824840649
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
  Plante
 Advanced Systems Manager
 (978) 772-0352
 rplante@xinetics.com
Business Contact
  Ealey
Title: President
Phone: (978) 772-0352
Email: mealey@xinetics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The Proposed Phase II SBIR will develop and demonstrate an innovative approach to produce ultra-lightweight, active, segmented primary mirrors for beam directors and imaging telescopes. Named the Integrated Zonal Meniscus Mirror, it combines thedesireable materials properties of a silicon carbide substrate with electroactive actuators and sensors, and application specific integrated circuits imbedded within the substrate to autonomously control the figure of the mirror gollowing and initialcalibration. The proposed project combines the results of a BMDO Phase I SBIR study of Xinetics' CERAFORM silicon carbide process to produce complex, ultra-lightweight, near-net shape mirror substrates, and an NRO DII Phase I development of high strainelectroactive actuators. Out three year technology roadmap includes two flat subscale .4-meter pathfinders, one hexagonal, the other trapezoidal to demonstrate and agile stressed mirror optical polishing approach, figure control, and segment phasing. Inthe last two years a 1 meter hexagonal center segment and 1.5-meter trapezoidal outer segment, both aspherics, will be built with embedded actuators, sensors,a nd electronics, then integrated for a full scale demonstration of agile stressed mirrorpolishing, figure, and phasing controlMirrors and optical structures for the lithography industry and the optics industryMirroes for laser systems used in maufacturing of a broad range of productsScan mirrors in laser systemsFlat mirrors in laser systems

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