Contract: $299,961 - National Institute of Standards and Technology - Jun. 24, 2009
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Award Description: The award will fund the development of a novel 3 axis laser interfereometer which allows simultaneous measurements of 1D linear translation and 2D angular deflection in pitch and yaw, using only one laser beam and a small flat mirror. Work to be conducted during the period of performance include the design, optimization, fabrication, assembly, demonstration and deliver to NIST a three dimensional nanometrology instrument (3D-NI) capable of measuring the linear translation to 50pm level and tip-tilt to 0.1 arcsecond level. The deliverable for this phase of the award is the three axis interferometer instrument and the operational manual.
Project Description: First quarter activity focused on the design and analysis effort. We held discusion with the technical point of contact at NIST to understand the specific measurement requirements. Based on that discussion, we conducted detailed simulation of the optical system performance, leading to a refined instrument concept that meets the NIST measurement requirement.
Jobs Summary: The ARRA funding permits OPC to provide an equivalent of 0.6 jobs during the first quarter. This has helped OPC to retain the following positions 1. Electro-optical engineer for the design, analysis, and laboratory demonstration of the 3 axis interferomter, 2. Senior laboratory engineer for the mechanical design and fabrication of the interferometer (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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