Micro Gimbal with Gradient Index Lens Technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,944.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-10-C-0091
Award Id:
98343
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-017-1509
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-017
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Geoffrey Burnham
Chief Laser Technologist
(781) 935-6500
gburnham@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Amanda Contardo
Contract Administrator
(781) 935-1200
acontardo@agiltron.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Building on our experience in fiber lens array beam steering, gradient index optical component design and fabrication, and high quality precise optical system design, AGILTRON proposes to produce an micro gimbal with gradient index lens technology. It includes four key optical modules: (1) precise pointing module; (2) coarse pointing module; (3) angle magnifier module; and (4) laser designator module. The precise pointing module is able to point the light beam to any direction within a small field of view (SFOV) with high accuracy and up to 1kHz rejection bandwidth. The coarse pointing module is made of micro gradient index lens arrays. It controls the SFOV-Ys central direction within a big field of view (FOV) of up to 26,a cone angle. The angle magnifier module further increases the working FOV to 130,a cone angle. With this micro gimbal, Agiltron in cooperation with Fibertek will develop a miniature laser designator system that meets all the requirements of this application. In the Phase I program, a detailed analysis of the configuration, key part design and feedback loop models will be carried out, supporting experiments and a functional demonstration prototype will be conducted.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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