Space Qualified, Fast Steering Mirror (SQ_FSM)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$999,996.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0006-10-C-7244
Award Id:
91518
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-011-0615
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 08-011
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1300 Britt SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87123
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
081475873
Principal Investigator:
Felix Morgan
Principal Investigator
(505) 767-1275
morgan@aptec.com
Business Contact:
Tom Edmondson
Manager, Contracts & Pric
(505) 767-1214
tom.edmondson@aptec.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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