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High Bandwidth Fast Steering Mirror (HIFSM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-19-C-0020
Agency Tracking Number: N172-114-0129
Amount: $749,969.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N172-114
Solicitation Number: 17.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-01-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-01-07
Small Business Information
1300 Britt SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
United States
DUNS: 081475873
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Nick Jacka
 PI
 (505) 767-1200
 nick.jacka@atacorp.com
Business Contact
 Tom Edmondson
Phone: (505) 767-1214
Email: tom.edmondson@atacorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Fast Steering Mirrors (FSM) capable of high bandwidth (5kHz) and Low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) are required for HEL weapons systems aboard high performance aircraft. ATA is proposing to design, develop and test a 5-kHz bandwidth, low SWaP FSM to meet this requirement. ATA will leverage its previous laser communication work and expertise in developing a 2.5kHz FSM. We intend to develop a new actuation approach utilizing existing hardware, including higher force actuators and low latency electronics to evaluate the highest risk technology. This approach provides the best opportunity to develop an actuator design which can meet the high torque needed for the higher bandwidth loop. In Phase II we develop and engineering development unit (EDU) of our High Bandwidth Fast Steering Mirror and demonstrate performance to meet the solicitation requirements.

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