You are here

Hierarchically Dimensioned SiNM Mirror Systems for Adaptive Optics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0208
Agency Tracking Number: F08B-T08-0037
Amount: $99,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF08-BT08
Solicitation Number: 2008.B
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-09-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-06-30
Small Business Information
800 West Cummings Park Suite#3350
Woburn, MA 01801
United States
DUNS: 612920699
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Xingtao Wu
 Principal Investigator
 (339) 927-1996
Business Contact
 Xingtao Wu
Title: President
Phone: (781) 995-2245
Research Institution
 New Jersey Institute of Technology
 Haimin Wang
1 University Height Tiernan Hall, Office 403
Newark, NJ 7102
United States

 (973) 596-5781
 Nonprofit College or University

Microscale, Inc. in collaborating with New Jersey Institute of Technology proposes to develop an innovative silicon nanomembrane mirror (SiNM) technology for adaptive optics by using a novel low cost and hierarchically-dimensioned multilevel SiNMs integration design.This proposed Phase I effort continues to bridge the gap between the present state of development of SiNM mirror technology and the practical implementation of this technology in high resolution, wide dynamic range applications. The high performance, low cost, and small size of these devices will be of significant value and serve as an enabling technology for a wide range of adatpive optics applications. BENEFIT: (1) correction of aberrations in large-aperture ground-deployed and/or space-based telescopes, (2) high-resolution imaging through fluidic media such as atmosphere, (3) free space laser commmunication through atmospheric turbulence, (4) laser beam stabilizing, and (5) optical path alignment, (6) directed laser energy delivery through atmospheric turbulence, (7)ophthalmology retinal imaging and laser surgery, 8)lasing cavity correction and surface tuning, and (9) image stabilizers in camera systems, will require the proposed reliable SiNM membrane mirror wavefront correctors with several hundred to millions of elements.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government