Aberration-Corrected Retinal Spot Projector and Imager (ARSPI)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-M-6516
Agency Tracking Number: F041-073-0267
Amount: $99,939.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-073
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
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
 John Dee German
 Director of Research
 (505) 268-4742
Business Contact
 Dennis Mansell
Title: President
Phone: (505) 268-4742
Email: dmansell@intellite.com
Research Institution
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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