Intelligent Beam Control for Optical Phased Array Transceivers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-12-C-0321
Agency Tracking Number: F10B-T23-0101
Amount: $744,391.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF10-BT23
Solicitation Number: 2010.B
Small Business Information
711 E Monument Ave Ste 101, Dayton, OH, -
DUNS: 962006594
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Svetlana Lachinova
 Senior Researcher
 (301) 509-1992
Business Contact
 Rob Markovich
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (415) 341-5930
Research Institution
 University of Dayton
 Claudette Groeber
 300 College Park
Dayton, OH, 45469-0104
 (937) 229-2919
 Nonprofit college or university
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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