Spatial-Temporal Control Applied to Atmospheric Adaptive Optics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9451-10-M-0095
Award Id:
97084
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-010-0729
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-010
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PO Box 9334, Albuquerque, NM, 87119
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
176086952
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Clark
Chief Scientist
(505) 244-1222
tim.clark@tautechnologies.com
Business Contact:
J. Kelly
Business Manager
(505) 244-1222
jj.kelly@tautechnologies.com
Research Institution:
n/a
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.

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