Third Generation Fast Steering Mirror

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$69,390.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-07-C-0010
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-205-3175
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
A06-205
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Small Business Information
APPLIED TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATES
1300 Britt SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87123
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
081475873
Principal Investigator
 Martin Smith
 Principal Investigator
 (505) 767-1223
 msmith@aptec.com
Business Contact
 Jeffrey Stein
Title: Director-Contracts,Finance, & Admin
Phone: (505) 767-1231
Email: stein@aptec.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Third Generation Fast Steering Mirror (3GFSM) is based on a scalable design and uses high performance, high bandwidth electromagnetic (HBE) actuators. Mirror apertures are scalable from one inch to five inches and can be round or elliptical. The HBE actuators are more efficient than voice coil actuators and can be configured to support large displacement angles. Much lower mirror profiles can be achieved with these actuators due to their inherent flexibility in configuration. This results in small, lighter beam stabilization system. Mirror performance characteristics, (bandwidth, maximum acceleration, pointing accuracy, and residual jitter) make this mirror design ideal for line of sight stabilization in tactical ground and air platform applications of high energy lasers, such as the Joint High-Energy Solid State Laser (JHPSSL) and for lower power lasers used in laser communications and target designation.

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