Aberration-Corrected Retinal Spot Projector and Imager (ARSPI)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,939.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-04-M-6516
Award Id:
67517
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-073-0267
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1717 Louisiana, NE, Suite 202, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
005702329
Principal Investigator:
John Dee German
Director of Research
(505) 268-4742
dgerman@intellite.com
Business Contact:
Dennis Mansell
President
(505) 268-4742
dmansell@intellite.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Intellite, Incorporated will team with the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona to develop an adaptive optics system that will project a diffraction-limited spot on the retina by pre-correcting the laser beam for all significant optical aberrations of the specific eyeball under test. The system will use real-time feedback from a low-power laser reflected from the retina to measure the aberrations and modify the shape of a membrane deformable mirror. Furthermore, the proposed system will include a retinal imaging subsystem which will employ the same deformable mirror technology to produce a very high-resolution image of the retina and the laser spot. This imaging system can also be used to determine the nature and extent of retinal laser injuries occurring in the field. These functions will be integrated into a prototype design for an Aberration-Corrected Retinal Spot Projector and Imager (ARSPI) that will provide AFRL/HEDO the tools needed to advance the state of knowledge and understanding regarding laser safety.

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