Advanced Tracking in High Scintillation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: F29601-03-C-0188
Agency Tracking Number: 021NM-1549
Amount: $746,493.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1341 South Sunkist Street, Anaheim, CA, 92806
Duns: 801256199
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Terry Brennan
 Senior Scientist
 (714) 772-7668
Business Contact
 Glenn Tyler
Title: President
Phone: (714) 772-7668
Research Institution
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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