Micro Gimbal with Gradient Index Lens Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-10-C-0091
Agency Tracking Number: N101-017-1509
Amount: $79,944.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2010
Solitcitation Topic Code: N101-017
Solitcitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
Duns: 004841644
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Geoffrey Burnham
 Chief Laser Technologist
 (781) 935-6500
 gburnham@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Amanda Contardo
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: 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¡¦s 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.

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