Steering mirrors - Higher bandwidth

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,998.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-05-M-0071
Agency Tracking Number:
044-0995
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
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 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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