Space Qualified, Fast Steering Mirror (SQ_FSM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-09-C-7118
Agency Tracking Number: B083-011-0615
Amount: $99,965.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-011
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
1300 Britt SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87123
DUNS: 081475873
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Felix Morgan
 Principal Investigator
 (505) 767-1275
Business Contact
 Cathy McGinnis
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (505) 767-1214
Research Institution
Many fast steering mirrors (FSM) have been developed over the years, but there has never been one specifically designed for long-term operation in a high radiation, cryogenic space environment. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA), to support the continuing development of the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS), is seeking the development of this mirror to support future high-resolution line-of-sight stabilization and rapid re-pointing applications. Applied Technology Associates (ATA) is proposing to extend the operation of its current 5″ FSM to space by: • Developing innovative techniques for radiation hardening the ATA high accuracy relative position sensor (HARPS). • Developing an innovative mechanical design that moves the actuator coils off the substrate and reaction mass to allow operation in a vacuum and lends itself to truly reactionless control. • Developing an innovative, adaptive approach to canceling the reaction torques using an adaptive controller which will be implemented in a Single-Event Effects Immune Reconfigurable FPGA (SIRF) currently being developed by Xilinx under a contract to AFRL/RVSE.

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