Theoretical and experimental development of an atmospheric sensing suite for deep-turbulence research

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-12-M-0077
Agency Tracking Number: F11B-T41-0006
Amount: $99,652.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: AF11-BT41
Solicitation Number: 2011.B
Small Business Information
Route 4, Box 66, Fairmont, WV, 26554-
DUNS: 152361437
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Viatcheslav Tatarskii
 Principal Investigator
 (404) 894-9224
 vvt@eas.gatech.edu
Business Contact
 Douglas Rekenthaler
Title: CEO&General Manager
Phone: (240) 205-4325
Email: dougrek@aol.com
Research Institution
 Georgia Tech Research Corporation
 Paul Hart
 505 Tenth Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0332
 (404) 894-6929
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
ABSTRACT: This Phase I SBIR will produce a concept, and algorithms, for a Sensor Suite which can be used as a research tool to characterize strong atmospheric turbulence. Previous and on-going theories, statistics, and empirical data will be evaluated to arrive at an optimal Sensor design concept. That Sensor may exploit the superior resolution and performance inherent in the Radio-Hydro-Physics'Dispersed Fourier Transform Spectrometer, using a doublet of two DFTS"A- and R-Sensors and an interferometer configuration, all of which should have utility not only as a research tool, but also as a prototype, flyable Sensor package for ground, air, or space applications. BENEFIT: The Sensor suite developed in the course of this program will result in (a) higher resolution imaging, (b) highly accurate targeting, (c) precise beam directivity and pointing, (d) enhanced star maps, (e) improved airborne and space-based sensor performance, refined geo-spatial mapping, charting, geodesy, hydrography and lithography.

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