Space Qualified, Fast Steering Mirror (SQ_FSM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7244
Agency Tracking Number: B083-011-0615
Amount: $999,996.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: MDA 08-011
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Technology Associates
1300 Britt SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87123
Duns: 081475873
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Felix Morgan
 Principal Investigator
 (505) 767-1275
Business Contact
 Tom Edmondson
Title: Manager, Contracts & Pric
Phone: (505) 767-1214
Research Institution
Many steering mirrors have been developed over the years, but never has one been explicitly designed for high dose radiation environments or long-term space operations. As a result, deployed spaced based optical systems for line-of-sight stabilization or beam control have not benefited from the higher bandwidth control and better error rejection that can result from designs incorporating fast steering mirrors. In a successful Phase I SBIR effort, ATA began the development of a 5" space qualified, fast steering mirror (SQ_FSM) by demonstrating a breadboard version of a radiation hardened, high accuracy position sensor; ATA also began developing and analyzing an innovative mechanical design that addresses thermal management and residual reaction torque, which are critical in a space environment. This Phase II proposal will advance the SQ_FSM Optical Unit design to CDR level, develop innovative radiation hardened position sensor and actuator designs, and design, build and test an SQ_FSM Engineering Development Unit (EDU) suitable for laboratory performance verification.

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