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Development of individually addressable micromirror arrays for space applications
Author(s): Sanghamitra B. Dutta; Audrey J. Ewin; Murzy D. Jhabvala; Carl A. Kotecki; Jonathan L. Kuhn; David Brent Mott
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Paper Abstract

A 2D array of individually addressable micro-mirrors with 100 micrometers by 100 micrometers pixel size, capable of tilting +/- 100 by electrostatic actuation is being developed and fabricated at the Detector Development Laboratory of NASA, GSFC. The development requires integration of CMOS and MEMS fabrication processes. We have competed extensive analytical studies and performed laboratory test to compare model predictions with actual performance of a 3 by 3 array. We are testing the address and driver circuit for a 32 by 32 array and also developing the process integration of the CMOS and MEMS fabrication of the larger arrays. The mirrors are capable of operating at cryogenic temperature for astronomical applications. Our goal is to extend the development to a 25 6by 256 array for a wide variety of space applications including the multi-object-spectrometer in the next generation space telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4178, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems, (22 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.396508
Show Author Affiliations
Sanghamitra B. Dutta, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Audrey J. Ewin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Murzy D. Jhabvala, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Carl A. Kotecki, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jonathan L. Kuhn, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
David Brent Mott, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4178:
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems
M. Edward Motamedi; Rolf Goering, Editor(s)

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