Development of novel high bandwidth beam steering mirrors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,963.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9451-04-M-0241
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-075-0565
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
QORTEK, INC.
2400 Reach Road, Suite 204, Williamsport, PA, 17701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
028856420
Principal Investigator:
Gareth Knowles
Principal Investigator
(570) 322-2700
gknowles@qortek.com
Business Contact:
Cathy Brooke
Chief Financial Officer
(570) 322-2700
cbrooke@qortek.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The QorTek/Goodrich team is proposing a novel high stiffness SiC-SiC/C FSM design that incorporates a new self-assimilated actuation concept for multi-kHz tilt correction capability. The design concept will enable larger mirror clear aperture to be a reachable goal. The novel solution will enable a new level of performance in a compact lightweight design that is readily amenable to both conventional and fully distributed tip-tilt Fast Steering Mirror implementations. The high-speed microcontroller uses colocated sub nanometer absolute position sensing self-integrated into the actuator that exhibits large dynamic range and promises exceptional performance.

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