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Integrated Wavefront Corrector

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNC07CA30C
Agency Tracking Number: 055516
Amount: $600,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S3.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-12-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-12-03
Small Business Information
115 Jackson Road
Devens, MA 01434-4027
United States
DUNS: 824840649
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Principal Investigator
 (978) 772-0352
Business Contact
 Michael Sheedy
Title: Business Official
Phone: (978) 772-0352
Research Institution

One of the critical issues for NASA missions requiring high contrast astrophysical imaging such as Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) is wavefront control. Without use of appropriate adaptive optics technology, it is impossible to obtain high quality imaging. Normal adaptive optics systems utilize a series of discreet components to satisfy the correction requirements. These consist of tip/tilt mirror and deformable mirrors. Xinetics has engaged in developing series of deformable mirrors and integrated adaptive optical components that will improve the optical quality of traditional wavefront control systems while simultaneously reducing system volume, weight and cost. Our innovative integrated wavefront corrector will combine new types of deformable mirror, Photonex Meniscus, with tip/tilt stage with Xinetics co-fired ceramic actuators. The proposed effort is the result of a strategic vision to develop small robust wavefront corrector designed to be employed in space based optical systems.

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