High-Resolution Wide-Dynamic-Range MEMS-Based Closed-Loop Adaptive Optics System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-06-C-0028
Agency Tracking Number: F051-003-1362
Amount: $1,249,940.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-003
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 801256199
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Senior Scientist
 (714) 772-7668
Business Contact
 Glenn Tyler
Title: President
Phone: (714) 772-7668
Email: glenn.a.tyler@tosc.com
Research Institution
This proposed Phase II effort continues to bridge the gap between the present state of development of MEMS deformable 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 applications. The low cost high performance nature of the hardware to be developed on the proposed effort is further enhanced by the fact that the adaptive optics controller is based on PCI bus technology, off-the-shelf components and sophisticated algorithms which ensure that the cost is low and the performance is high. A key feature of this work is that the hardware to be developed will be sufficiently mature to impact proposed Air Force experiments involving ATL Aero-Optics compensation and Extended Range atmospheric compensation including multiple deformable mirrors. An additional feature of the proposed effort is its synergy with other ongoing efforts such as the DARPA CCIT program, SSA activities, lasercom, astronomy and biomedical optics.

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