Integrated Adaptive Optics System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,992.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9451-11-M-0029
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-018-1367
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-018
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
1341 South Sunkist Street, Anaheim, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
801256199
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Britton
Senior Research Scientist
(714) 772-7668
mbritton@tosc.com
Business Contact:
Glenn Tyler
President
(714) 772-7668
glenn.a.tyler@tosc.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
An integrated, inexpensive, compact adaptive optics system suited for use in surveillance, reconnaissance, and laser applications is proposed. The proposal provides a specific hardware implementation that utilizes cutting edge technologies, including a 32x32 actuator deformable mirror and a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor based on a high performance visible CMOS camera. A PCI Express card hosting a Virtex 6 FPGA will be developed under this project to implement wavefront sensing and control algorithms at frame rates in excess of 20 kiloframes per second. The adaptive optics system has a 0.5 cubic meter size envelope and weighs approximately 50 kg. A server provides overall control of the system via a user-friendly graphical user interface. The ROM hardware cost to replicate this system is $250,000. This reduction in size, weight and cost will permit incorporation of the proposed adaptive optics system into a variety of platforms such as manned and unmanned aerial vehicles and satellites. BENEFIT: The proposed adaptive optics system will provide a revolutionary advance in applications of surveillance, reconnaissance and laser communication from aerial vehicles and satellites.

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