Thixorion® - Solution Derived Nanocomposite SDN® Multipurpose Functional Coating
Al-Si hybrid nanocomposite coating is an aqueous formulation that has an excellent combination of mechanical, electrical and chemical resistance properties that makes it useful for a variety of applications. Product Features: High dielectric breakdown strength Strong abrasion resistance Resistant to acids and solvents Conformal or planarzing coating Very low surface roughness (Ra)
MEMS Deformable Mirrors for Enhanced Imaging, Remote Sensing and Free Space Optical Communication
MEMS deformable mirror (DM) technology can be used as wavefront correction devices to enhance the throughput of any optical system. They can be used to increase data rates by shaping the light for improved transmission in free space optical communication (FSOC) and improve long range imaging capabilities by better focusing and correcting for atmospheric aberrations. Although DMs have been around for almost 30 years, recently their improved performance in speed and resolution has enabled higher bandwidth optical communication and higher resolution imaging. This is transformational in that it can be used to send data through turbulent atmospheres at much higher data rates and acquire higher quality images over longer distances. This has led to increased interest in the Defense community and spurred projects requiring this technology. It will impact industry in that it will enable higher data transfer rates via secure point-to-point free space optical links and yield more information from reconnaissance missions.