Development of novel high bandwidth beam steering mirrors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: FA9451-04-M-0241
Agency Tracking Number: B041-075-0565
Amount: $99,963.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-075
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
2400 Reach Road, Suite 204, Williamsport, PA, 17701
DUNS: 028856420
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gareth Knowles
 Principal Investigator
 (570) 322-2700
Business Contact
 Cathy Brooke
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (570) 322-2700
Research Institution
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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