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Coherent Laser Radar Metrology System for Large Scale Optical Systems

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095220
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
S2.05
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Pyxisvision Incorporated
9801 Nugget Court Bristow, VA 20136-2430
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Coherent Laser Radar Metrology System for Large Scale Optical Systems
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CA99C
Award Amount: $599,770.00
 

Abstract:

A new type of laser radar metrology inspection system is proposed that incorporates a novel, dual laser coherent detection scheme capable of eliminating both environmental and scanner based Doppler ranging error. Measurement of large telescope structures and optics requires both high accuracy and non-contact technology. Due to the non-contact, stand-off nature of this technology, this system can measure optics and provide nearly real-time feedback to figuring/polishing instruments without removing the part from the spindle or other optical grinding or polishing setup. For advanced levels of integration and test, the proposed large-volume metrology technology would allow fast, non-contact measurement of mirror rigid body alignment and prescription (i.e., radius, conic, aperture), with no special targets or references on the optic. This would allow these mirror parameters to be measured with respect to other optics, instruments, or mechanical- and spacecraft-related structures.

Principal Investigator:

Anthony Slotwinski
Principal Investigator
7037035901
tony.slotwinski@pyxisvision.com

Business Contact:

Anthony Slotwinski
President
7037035901
tony.slotwinski@pyxisvision.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Pyxisvision Incorporated
9801 Nugget Court Bristow, VA 20136-2430

EIN/Tax ID: 264393600
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No