Removing Mid-Spatial Frequency Errors with VIBE

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,925.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX11CB95C
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
094614
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
S2.05
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
NY, Ontario, NY, 14519-8939
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
787064120
Principal Investigator:
Jessica Nelson
Principal Investigator
(585) 217-0776
jnelson@optimaxsi.com
Business Contact:
Thomas Kelly
CFO
(585) 217-0729
tkelly@optimaxsi.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The Optimax VIBE finishing process is a fast (<60 second), full-aperture, conformal polishing process incorporating high frequency motion that rapidly eliminates mid-spatial frequency (MSF) errors created by deterministic polishing. During Phase I, we were able to show feasibility that the Optimax VIBE finishing process was able to reduce the effects of mid-spatial frequency (MSF) errors on flat sub-aperture polished surfaces without negatively affecting the surface figure. With future funding, we anticipate advances this process will result in a cost-effective way to produce ultra-low MSF error curved surfaces for both NASA and non-NASA applications.

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