Single Crystal Bimorph Array Driven Deformable Mirrors

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX08CD12P
Agency Tracking Number: 075424
Amount: $99,978.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: S2.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Microscale, Inc.
165-X New Boston Street, Woburn, MA, 01801-6201
DUNS: 612920699
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Xingtao Wu
 Principal Investigator
 (781) 995-2245
 wu@microscaleinc.com
Business Contact
 Xingtao Wu
Title: Business Official
Phone: (781) 995-2245
Email: wu@microscaleinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will research a novel deformable mirror design for NASA adaptive optics telescope applications . The innovation offers reliable mechanics for the strained architecture, facilitating dynamic modeling and the control of the overall mirror system. A system-level finite element analysis and design optimization, in combination with proof-of-concept experimental verification methods, will be adopted to identify the most promising design for the future adaptive optics telescope systems. Focus will be given to improve the long time reliability and stability of the system while reducing thermal distortions for the mirror system. In Phase I, the proposed deformable mirror system will be designed and extensively modeled using finite element analysis technique to examine its electro-mechanical response, thermal-mechanical responses, and the various radiation-induced thermal-mechanical responses, respectively. Based on the design, Phase I will see the prototyping and testing of a 5x5 array sub-scale model.

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