Low-Cost Deformable Mirror & Photonic Modules

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$59,861.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
32075
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Xinetics, Inc.
410 Great Rd., #A6, Littleton, MA, 01460
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mark A. Ealey
(508) 486-0181
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The major objective of the Phase I effort is to reduce the per channel cost of the deformable mirror from $1000 to $125. This is done by making a monolithic multilayer actuator module instead of discrete actuator stacks. Individual actuators are cored from an electroceramic block with all electrical connections made insitu. This significantly reduces the labor requirements while utilizing the cofired actuator technology developed over the past years. Demonstration of function will be evaluated in the University of Rochester's fundus camera breadboard. The mirror module serves a Dual Use purpose since it is the building block for large scale mirrors needed by Government large telescopes.

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