LASER OPTICAL DETECTION OF DYNAMIC IN-PLANE MECHANICAL DISPLACEMENTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$357,500.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9989
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Geert Wyntjes
(508) 921-2100
Business Contact:
() -
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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