Micromachined Deformable Mirrors for Beam Control and Imaging Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F49620-01-C-0060
Agency Tracking Number: F013-0045
Amount: $99,968.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1717 Louisiana, NE Suite 202, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
DUNS: 005702329
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Justin Mansell
 Senior Technical Officer
 (505) 268-4742
 jmansell@intellite.com
Business Contact
 Dennis Mansell
Title: President
Phone: (505) 268-4742
Email: dmansell@att.net
Research Institution
 STANFORD UNIV.
 Robert Byer
 Ginzton Laboratory, 445 Via Palou St.
Stanford, CA, 94305
 (650) 723-0226
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This contract develops and expands on the technology for micromachining silicon deformable mirrors as a result of work in Stanford research laboratories over the last 5 years. The commerical and military applications of this technology will be exploitedand specific uses will be investigated. Hardware specific to applications will be prepared and evaluated for a few selected uses.The optics industry has many applications for compact and inexpensive wavefront correctors. There are many civilian andmilitary uses for propagating laser beams or imaging through turbulent atmospheres. One specific application is to correct beams used in free space communication systems. Using an adaptive optic in any optical system can correct for thermally varyingconditions, and allows the system designer to use less expensive optical elements.

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