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Real Time Adaptive Signal Processors for On-line Performance Optimization of…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
57431
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
021NM-0579
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Real Time Adaptive Signal Processors for On-line Performance Optimization of Adaptive Optical Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-02-C-0091
Award Amount: $99,998.00
 

Abstract:

"The proposed effort utilizes the experience gained from over 20 years of work performed by the Optical Sciences Company in the areas of atmospheric propagation, wavefront sensing and adaptive optics technology to develop real time adaptive signalprocessors for on-line performance optimization of adaptive optical systems. In addition to building upon the technology developed for the GEN III NOP adaptive optics system to implement the adaptive control law an enhanced estimation algorithm isutilized. Unlike conventional systems, which predict the future wavefront, the proposed effort predicts the subaperture slopes that are required. As a consequence, nonlinear wavefront reconstructors, such as branch cut reconstructors, can be used in astraight forward manned in a strong scintillation environment. This is a key feature of the proposed effort that ensures that a high level of performance will be available. The adaptive algorithms and processor developed here will not only adapt to theturbulence environment as it chances in time, but will allow for compensation of the least squares and branch point components of the phase in a strong scintillation environment. This work will benefit ABL, GBL, SBL, and low elevation astronomy andpropagation to relay morrors."

Principal Investigator:

Glenn A. Tyler
President
7147727668
gatyler@tosc.com

Business Contact:

Glenn A. Tyler
President
7147727668
gatyler@tosc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

G A Tyler Assoc., Inc.
1341 South Sunkist Street Anaheim, CA 92806

EIN/Tax ID: 330525149
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No