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Volume Digital Holographic Wavefront Sensor Phase 2

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-19-C-0708
Agency Tracking Number: F18A-006-0067
Amount: $749,564.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF18A-T006
Solicitation Number: 18.A
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-08-26
Small Business Information
1851 Lefthand Cir. Ste G
Longmont, CO 80501
United States
DUNS: 619597995
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joshua K Voas
 Principal Engineer
 (303) 518-7550
Business Contact
 Jeffrey D. Barchers
Phone: (303) 530-2002
Research Institution
 Montana State University
 Randy Babbitt Randy Babbitt
304 Montana Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717
United States

 (406) 994-6156
 Nonprofit College or University

Through the execution of our Phase 1 effort, Nutronics, Inc. and Montana State University developed an improved means to optimize the Pellizzarri cost functional for coherent imaging using digital holography. Our algorithm developed during the Phase 1 effort accelerates convergence times by a factor of 20-40 for the majority of scenarios evaluated. Our proposed Phase 2 effort has a two-fold focus: (1) video rate (objective of kHz rate) implementation of our algorithm using a single-layer phase solution; and (2) continuing algorithm development for a multi-layer Volume Digital Holographic Wavefront Sensor (VDHWFS). VDHWFS based imaging offers the potential to provide the equivalent of wide field of view adaptive optics (AO) compensated imaging, but without the added complexity of AO components and hardware.

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