NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 S2.03-9674
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Advanced Optical Systems and Fabrication/Testing/Control Technologies for EUV/Optical and IR Telescope
PROPOSAL TITLE: Additive Manufactured Very Light Weight Diamond Turned Aspheric Mirror

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dallas Optical Systems, Inc.
1790 Connie Lane
Rockwall, TX 75032 - 6708
(972) 564-1156

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr John Casstevens
c0029156@netportusa.com
1790 Connie Lane
Rockwall, TX 75032 - 6708
(972) 564-1156

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. John Casstevens
c0029156@netportusa.com
1790 Connie Lane
Rockwall, TX 75032 - 6708
(972) 564-1156

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 4
End: 5

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Advanced Optical Systems and Fabrication/Testing/Control Technologies for EUV/Optical and IR Telescope is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The innovation proposed is a method for the fabrication of a very low cost, very light weight large aperture Al10SiMg aluminum alloy mirror by the combination of three manufacturing processes. 1. Additively manufactured mirror substrates as demonstrated in previous Phase 1 NASA SBIR S2.03-9125 with 0.2 mm contour accuracy. 2. Precision robotic welding of hexagonal on-axis and hexagonal off-axis segments to produce a larger mirror. 3. Large capacity diamond turning can produce any desired mirror aspheric contour to visible tolerances on the monolithic large mirror.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Extremely light weight medium aperture off-axis three mirror anastigmat (TMA) mirror optical components, collimator and telescope optical instruments. Extremely lightweight large off-axis mirrors for unobscured optical collimators and telescopes. On-axis hexagonal segments and off-axis hexagonal aspheric optical mirrors can be assembled to enable very large telescopes.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Defense applications requiring mirror optical components for satellites and aerospace vehicles. Non-military applications such as weather satellite optical mirrors and commercial telescope optics. Commercial applications requiring light weight stiff optical components such as semiconductor
manufacturing equipment.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Adaptive Optics
Gratings
Infrared
Lasers (Guidance & Tracking)
Long
Mirrors
Optical
Optical/Photonic (see also Photonics)
Ranging/Tracking
Telescope Arrays

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