Novel Beam Steering for Infrared Countermeasure

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,986.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00421-02-C-3080
Award Id:
59353
Agency Tracking Number:
N01-169-01
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
20 Arbor Lane, Winchester, MA, 01890
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Jing Zhao
President
(781) 933-0513
jingzhao@mediaone.net
Business Contact:
Lei Zhang
Director of R&D
(781) 933-0513
lzhang@agiltron.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"The traditional way of steering light is using turnable mirrors, prisms or other optical components by mechanical actuators. These are usually large, heavy and consume relatively high powers. Moreover, the rate/speed at which light can be modulated is slowcompared with today's demand on switching speeds and modulation frequencies. There is considerable value of adding non-mechanical steering of laser beams. Many military and civilian applications would benefit from the proposed devices to electronicallycontrol and switch light. Based on innovative material engineering, Agiltron Corporation proposes to develop a novel solid-state beam steering technology. Our approach has leading edge performance attributes which include large dynamic angular range of+-45o, high speed operation of sub-microsecond, little beam distortion and loss, high optical power handling, low power consumption, rugged to withstanding, and long operating life. Moreover, the design is simple, compact, light weight, and low cost. Itis anticipated that state-of-the-art performance in several key specifications can be achieved through this program. Prototype device will be fabricated to demonstrate functionality in Phase I. Applications for optical scanning products include laserimaging, DNA biochip analysis, laser vision correction, direct to plate printing and virtually hundreds of laser-based material processing applications (cutting, coding, drilling, marking, w

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