Surface metrology for x-ray mirrors using deflectometry

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-SC0011393
Agency Tracking Number: 210399
Amount: $149,763.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solitcitation Year: 2014
Solitcitation Topic Code: 04c
Solitcitation Number: DE-FOA-0000969
Small Business Information
Arizona Optical Systems, LLC
925 W. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85705-5308
Duns: 835391496
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peng Su
 (520) 981-0108
Business Contact
 Martin Valente
Title: Mr.
Phone: (520) 334-5310
Research Institution
The performance and productivity of DOE synchrotron systems is hindered due to focusing limitations from imperfections in the mirror surfaces. The ability to manufacture higher quality mirrors is directly limited by the accuracy and efficiency of the systems used to measure them. Currently available measurement methods do not provide the manufacturing feedback or quality control to allow efficient fabrication of the mirrors needed for DOE synchrotrons to achieve their potential. The combined Phase I/Phase II will achieve the object of improving the measurement technique and providing a complete system that can be used for production of x-ray mirrors. In Phase I we will demonstrate the capability of this measurement technique in a controlled environment for a limited range of mirrors. In Phase II, we will take a systematic approach to understand sensitivities and improve the source, alignment, and imaging systems for phase measuring deflectometry. We combine this understanding with a systems engineering approach to create a robust system that can measure a wide range of x-ray mirrors to the highest possible accuracy. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The immediate benefit will come from the application of this measurement system to assess the quality of current mirrors.

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