Intelligent Beam Control for Optical Phased Array Transceivers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$744,391.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9451-12-C-0321
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F10B-T23-0101
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF10-BT23
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
711 E Monument Ave Ste 101, Dayton, OH, -
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
962006594
Principal Investigator:
Svetlana Lachinova
Senior Researcher
(301) 509-1992
svetlana@optonicus.com
Business Contact:
Rob Markovich
Chief Executive Officer
(415) 341-5930
rob@optonicus.com
Research Institution:
University of Dayton
Claudette Groeber
300 College Park
Dayton, OH, 45469-0104
(937) 229-2919
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
ABSTRACT: The proposal offers advanced research in the HEL fiber-array technology area focused on the development and demonstration of a coherent beam combining (phase locking) onto realistic (speckle) moving targets in deep turbulence conditions. It also includes analysis and development of techniques for HEL beam aimpoint selection and stabilization in highly anisoplanatic conditions, proof-of-concept experiments as well as development, integration, and evaluation of an innovative fiber-array-based beam director system composed of densely-packed adaptive fiber collimators (sub-apertures) with integrated capabilities for imaging, aimpointing, AO mitigation of atmospheric turbulence effects, and coherent combining. BENEFIT: Significant performance improvement to free space directed energy (beam projection), target illumination and optical communication systems.

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