LASER OPTICAL DETECTION OF DYNAMIC IN-PLANE MECHANICAL DISPLACEMENTS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9989
Amount: $357,500.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Optra Inc.
66 Cherry Hill Dr, Beverly, MA, 01915
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Geert Wyntjes
 (508) 921-2100
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
OPTRA PROPOSES TO DEVELOP A SMALL LASER-BASED NON-CONTACTING INSTRUMENT FOR MEASURING THE THREE CARTESIAN COMPONENTS OF THE DISPLACEMENT OF A SURFACE AT A SINGLE POINT OF OBSERVATION. THE TARGETED MEASUREMENT SENSITIVITY IS IN THE 1 TO 10 NANOMETER RANGE, WITH A MEASUREMENT BANDWIDTH OF 1 MHZ. THE INSTRUMENT USES AN INEXPENSIVE BUT POWERFUL LASER DIODE, AND WILL BE DESIGNED TO BE MANUFACTURED AT A LOW ENOUGH COST TO GIVE IT A VERY COMPETITIVE POSITION IN THE MARKET. IF POSSIBLE, ALL OF THE ELECTRONICS WILL BE ON PLUG-IN CARDS FOR A PC/386 COMPUTER WHICH WILL BE USED FOR DATA LOGGING, PROCESSING AND DISPLAY, AS WELL AS FOR OVERALL CONTROL OF THE MEASUREMENT.

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