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Non-Linear Adaptive Optics (NLAO)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-18-P-0255
Agency Tracking Number: F18A-008-0068
Amount: $149,956.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF18A-T008
Solicitation Number: 2018.0
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-07-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-07-20
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
 Jack Dockery
Office: 2-211 Wilson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717
United States

 (406) 994-5366
 Nonprofit College or University

Nutronics, Inc. and Montana State University propose to develop an approach for non-linear control of hysteresis and incorporate (if necessary) integrated Multi-Input-Multi-Output real time control with this capability.Our control systems already include a proven high speed real time control approach to determine the optimal set of actuator commands that satisfy inter-actuator stroke limitations.Our control solution for accommodating inter-actuator stroke limitations does not impose any limitations on the real time control bandwidth as with standard spatial filter based solutions.The same nonlinear control paradigm used for inter-actuator control will also be used for hysteresis compensation. During the Phase 1 effort our team will develop an integrated temporal response and hysteresis model for the DM to enable testing our algorithms against a simulated hardware element.In addition, our team will seek opportunities for hardware validation and test leveraging other ongoing efforts if possible.Our team will develop a detailed conceptual design for implementation of the NLAO algorithm in a future Phase 2 effort.

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