Potential NASA Commercial Applications: The main potential NASA commercial applications which are in need of deformable mirrors with improved yield, performance and reliability over the current state-of-the-art are space-based astronomical imaging systems, such as direct imaging of exoplanets with coronagraphic telescopes. As more, larger telescopes are constructed, they will require control of light using adaptive optics over a large aperture. By improving yield, they will be able to better compensate for optical aberrations, increase overall though-put resulting from reduced diffractive losses, and simplify instrument design by eliminating the need for spatial filters in the optical path to mitigate diffractive effects. This will enhance the ability to create clear images. Also, by improving actuator yield, MEMS deformable mirrors will be able to be better serve long term missions. Finally, deformable mirrors with lower operating voltage will also enable diffraction-limited performance for many space-based optical systems such as space-based observatories, interferometric telescopes and coronagraphic instruments. The development of this deformable mirror technology will ultimately increase the capabilities of NASA missions, directly coinciding with the 2011 NASA Strategic Plan.