Micro-Actuated Optics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0063
Agency Tracking Number: 07SB2-0405
Amount: $1,147,250.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: SB072-025
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
Ziva Corporation
6440 Lusk Blvd, D-107, San Diego, CA, 92121
DUNS: 118614556
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anis Husain
 (858) 735-2496
Business Contact
 Marianne Knight
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (858) 458-1860
Email: mknight@ziva-corp.com
Research Institution
In this Phase SBIR II proposal, Ziva proposes to demonstrate a prototype large angle 2-D scanner featuring integrated imager stabilization with >10X lower SWaP (size, weight, power) compared to conventional technologies. This meso-hydraulic-based technology is unique in that: • Large scan angles are achieved via meso-hydraulic amplification of the piezoelectric actuator’s direct volume displacement • Meso-hydraulics only technology to achieve maximal actuation distance for the large loads while maintaining the smallest package size • Nearly lossless fluidic force transfer allows for very large scan angles with piezo precision • Real time operation coupled with inherent damping properties ideal for shock & vibration stabilization Ziva’s meso-hydraulic scanner technology is ideally suited to enhance ISR capabilities for the small UAV, UGV, & UGS platforms in that it enables fast camera saccades between multiple targets and views, can be integrated into flight control for horizon tracking and navigation mods when targets diverge, provides imager vibration compensation through active feedback, and allows for the creation of montage images for affordable night vision and larger area ground/terrain reconstruction.

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