Membrane-Based Deformable Mirrors for High Power Laser Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-P-1075
Agency Tracking Number: N131-081-0687
Amount: $79,905.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-081
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
2021 Girard Blvd. SE, Suite 150, Albuquerque, NM, -
DUNS: 794350025
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Justin Mansell
 Vice President
 (505) 245-9970
 justin.mansell@mza.com
Business Contact
 Robert Praus
Title: President
Phone: (505) 245-9970
Email: robert.praus@mza.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The demonstration of polymer membrane deformable mirrors capable of receiving a high-reflectivity coating and handling high energy laser radiation enables the potential for a new generation of low-cost DMs for directed energy weapons. To achieve high actuator count and high speed, a new structural architecture need to be demonstrated. We propose to develop this architecture to achieve a low-cost DM with high reflectivity and scalable to both a large aperture and a large number of actuators while maintaining a high response speed.

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