Driver ASICs for Advanced Deformable Mirrors

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,986.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CP26P
Agency Tracking Number:
124116
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
S2.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Microscale, Inc.
MA, Woburn, MA, 01801-6377
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
612920699
Principal Investigator:
xingtao wu
Principal Investigator
(339) 927-1996
xwu@microscaleinc.com
Business Contact:
Xingtao Wu
Business Official
(339) 927-1996
xwu@microscaleinc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The program leverages on our extensive expertise in developing high-performance driver ASICs for deformable mirror systems and seeks to expand the capacities of the proposed novel ASIC technology to beyond what have been possible by using traditional techniques. The overall goal of the SBIR program will be to develop a new class of Application Specified Integrated Circuit (ASIC) driver technology to be used in driver electronics of a deformable mirror (DM) system for reducing power dissipation, improving controllability, enforcing multiplexing bandwidth, and significantly reducing the form factors of the entire DM system for adaptive optics. Through the Phase I project, we aims to transform the technology readiness level from TRL 1 to TRL 2, and in Phase II, the technology readiness level for the proposed ASIC driver system will be promoted from TRL 2 to TRL 4 within a 2-year time frame.

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