Pressure-Actuated Elastomer Lens with Highly Tunable Focal Length

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$98,995.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W31P4Q-10-C-0058
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB2-0288
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB092-014
Small Business Information
Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.
2520 W. 237th Street, Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
033449757
Principal Investigator
 Homayoon Ansari
 Senior Scientist
 (424) 263-6359
 sbirproposals@intopsys.com
Business Contact
 Lothar Kempen
Title: Chief Technical Officer
Phone: (424) 263-6362
Email: randdoffice@intopsys.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This research will advance the state-of-the art technology in tunable-focal-length lenses for the visible spectrum and the mid IR wavelengths, by utilizing the unique optical and mechanical properties of polymers, which otherwise are not exploitable by alternative approaches such as electrowetting. We will combine our extensive polymer and optics expertise to identify candidate elastomers, analyze the structural, geometric-optical, and chromatic dispersive characteristics of continuously tunable lenses based on shape change of elastomers under applied pressure, and provide candidate designs of imaging systems with rapid auto-focus and high zoom ratio based on adaptive polymer lenses.

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