Pixelized Device Control

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,992.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NAS5-03040
Agency Tracking Number:
023077
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
QorTek, Inc.
4121 Jacks Hollow Road, Williamsport, PA, 17702
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Thomasson
Principal Investigator
(570) 745-3555
dan@qortek.com
Business Contact:
Cathy Brooke
Chief Financial Officer
(570) 745-3555
cathy@qortek.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We are proposing a new technological solution to complex figure control architectures for Sun-Earth ultraviolet (UV) and extreme ultraviolet meter sized optical instruments and detectors. Retention of low mass distribution for large aperture optics means eliminating heavy complex wiring bus and controls for UV or EUV optics and detector instruments with large numbers of active adjustment or actuation mechanisms. Precise metering of charge in or out of array device elements accurately and with reduced mass and complexity is a further requirement. The proposed solution would enable both distributed control and distributed power distribution to a large array of contiguous devices to maintain figure accuracy through launch orbit. The new system introduces a high level of risk reduction in developing and assembling complex instruments and optics for future NASA small system (<4 meter) instrument and optical packages.

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