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Spatial-Temporal Control Applied to Atmospheric Adaptive Optics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
97084
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-010-0729
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-010
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tau Technologies LLC
PO Box 9334 Albuquerque, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Spatial-Temporal Control Applied to Atmospheric Adaptive Optics
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9451-10-M-0095
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Our proposed approach is to generate a physics- and data-based characterization of the dominant spatio-temporal modes of the phase-perturbation due to the near-field turbulent environment of an aircraft-mounted turret-based system. This modal description will depend on view angle, and will be synchronized in flight, prior to engagement. The modes will represent the necessary corrections to a deformable mirror (DM) to correct for not only the "mean deformations" due to the potential field, but also for the optical effects of the coherent spatio-temporally varying vortex fields that are predominant in the wake of the turret. BENEFIT: If this approach is successful, it will result in an improved ability to image and to compensate directed energy weapons through wakes and through shear layers. This approach will thus extend the view angle, and hence the utility of airborne imaging and directed energy systems.

Principal Investigator:

Timothy Clark
Chief Scientist
5052441222
tim.clark@tautechnologies.com

Business Contact:

J. J. Kelly
Business Manager
5052441222
jj.kelly@tautechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tau Technologies LLC
PO Box 9334 Albuquerque, NM 87119

EIN/Tax ID: 364566689
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No