Advanced Tracking in High Scintillation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$746,493.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F29601-03-C-0188
Award Id:
57422
Agency Tracking Number:
021NM-1549
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1341 South Sunkist Street, Anaheim, CA, 92806
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
801256199
Principal Investigator:
Terry Brennan
Senior Scientist
(714) 772-7668
tbrennan@tosc.com
Business Contact:
Glenn Tyler
President
(714) 772-7668
gatyler@tosc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Conventional tracking schemes have reached their performance limit for systems such as the Airbone Laser operating in deep turbulence environments. The next generation of high precision tracking systems must exploit all information available to producethe desired track correction. The Phase I SBIR effort identified the significant tracking performance degraders in high scintillation. It was illustrated that the tracking problem cannot be decoupled from the pointing problem and that optimal performanceis available by integrating the tracking with the adative optics architecture. This effort will develop such an integrated architecture and evaluate it in analysis and wave optics simulation. A field test at NOP (North Oscura Peak) or another governmenttest facility will complete the performance assessment.

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