Steering mirrors - Higher bandwidth

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: FA9453-05-M-0071
Agency Tracking Number: 044-0995
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-109
Solicitation Number: 2004.4
Small Business Information
QORTEK, INC.
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
 gknowles@qortek.com
Business Contact
 Cathy Brooke
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (570) 322-2700
Email: cbrooke@qortek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposed C/SiC-BIAS mechanism represents a next generation in high-energy laser systems imaging integration capabilities. This will also benefit surveillance and reconnaissance (telescopes) capabilities and Line of Sight (LOS) communications (laser, optical/RF antennas) precision performances. The new BIAS mechanism is designed to enable mixed mode active optical compensation bias, especially in regards to mixed slow/fast dynamical systems requirements for integrated optics. The C/SiC-BIAS approach makes feasible several capabilities that are presently not easily available in a single integrated package. It will enable the ability to smoothly and seamlessly operate at large displacements (>10mrad) at lower bandwidths (1-2Hz), and as a small displacement (>50 microradians) at higher bandwidth (>4kHz) in a single integrated mechanism that incorporates subnanometer absolute position sensing.

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