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BeaconLess Adaptive-optic System&Technology (BLAST) for HEL beam control

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: BeaconLess Adaptive-optic System&Technology (BLAST) for HEL beam control
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-13-P-1129
Award Amount: $79,974.00


Effective performance of prospective energy-delivering laser systems requires a beaconless adaptive optic method capable of correcting moderate to heavy atmospheric distortion of high-power beams. The innovative method described here implements a beaconless sensor based on the collection of target-scattered light. Post-processing of the beacon-detected field will allow retrieval and complete characterization of the turbulence-perturbed wavefront. During the Phase I program we will perform detailed theoretical analysis, modeling, design and integration of the BLAST breadboard. The proof-of-concept BLAST breadboard will demonstrate the detection and characterization of wavefront aberrations and the ability to compensate for distortions in simulated perturbations equivalent to Rytov>0.3. In Phase II a highly-developed prototype-level BLAST system will be tested and proven in realistic field environments.

Principal Investigator:

Vladimir Markov
(949) 733-3355

Business Contact:

Debra Hadley
Dir. of Adminsitration&
(949) 733-3355
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Systems & Technologies, Inc
12H Mauchly Irvine, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 263080009
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No