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Volume Digital Holographic Wavefront Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-18-P-0251
Agency Tracking Number: F18A-006-0067
Amount: $149,921.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF18A-T006
Solicitation Number: 2018.0
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-08-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-05-07
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
 Curtis Vogel
 (406) 586-9065
Business Contact
 Jeffrey Barchers
Phone: (303) 530-2002
Research Institution
 Montana State University
 Zeb Barber
304 Montana Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717
United States

 (406) 994-5925
 Nonprofit College or University

Nutronics, Inc. and Montana State University propose to develop and evaluate computational methods for a 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.Recent result for coherent imaging developed by Pelllizari, are highly promising and suggest new key insights into the algorithmic methods have been achieved.The next step in development is to evaluate noise gain and radiometric requirements and assess options and methods for real time or at least video rate implementation of the computational methods developed by Pellizari, et. al. and/or investigation of alternate computational methods.Our Phase 1 effort will leverage our expertise in algorithm development and requirements for real time imaging and beam projection systems to identify the optimal real time implementation solution for potential follow-on implementation in a future Phase 2 effort.

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