Hierarchically Dimensioned SiNM Mirror Systems for Adaptive Optics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,990.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-09-C-0208
Agency Tracking Number:
F08B-T08-0037
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF08-BT08
Solicitation Number:
2008.B
Small Business Information
Microscale, Inc.
800 West Cummings Park, Suite#3350, Woburn, MA, 01801
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
President
(781) 995-2245
xwu@microscaleinc.com
Research Institution:
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Haimin Wang
1 University Height
Tiernan Hall, Office 403
Newark, NJ, 7102
(973) 596-5781
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Microscale, Inc. in collaborating with New Jersey Institute of Technology proposes to develop an innovative silicon nanomembrane mirror (SiNM) technology for adaptive optics by using a novel low cost and hierarchically-dimensioned multilevel SiNMs integration design.This proposed Phase I effort continues to bridge the gap between the present state of development of SiNM mirror technology and the practical implementation of this technology in high resolution, wide dynamic range applications. The high performance, low cost, and small size of these devices will be of significant value and serve as an enabling technology for a wide range of adatpive optics applications. BENEFIT: (1) correction of aberrations in large-aperture ground-deployed and/or space-based telescopes, (2) high-resolution imaging through fluidic media such as atmosphere, (3) free space laser commmunication through atmospheric turbulence, (4) laser beam stabilizing, and (5) optical path alignment, (6) directed laser energy delivery through atmospheric turbulence, (7)ophthalmology retinal imaging and laser surgery, 8)lasing cavity correction and surface tuning, and (9) image stabilizers in camera systems, will require the proposed reliable SiNM membrane mirror wavefront correctors with several hundred to millions of elements.

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