Active Vibration Control for Enhanced Satellite Communications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-12-M-0029
Agency Tracking Number: F112-059-1119
Amount: $149,440.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: AF112-059
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
VA, Herndon, VA, 20170-5225
DUNS: 107940207
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shantanu Gupta
 Director, Advanced Technology Prog.
 (703) 471-7671
Business Contact
 Larry Johns
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (703) 471-7671
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: We propose the use of adaptive algorithms for laser jitter suppression on a variety of space and airborne platforms, that are capable of closed-loop bandwidths exceeding 1kHz, residual jitter of few urads or less, and narrowband jitter suppression exceeding 20dB. For implementation, in addition to the use of conventional compact actuators, an advanced'inertia-less'actuator will be also evaluated for jitter mitigation. Based on the above findings, an FPGA-based integrated design for laser jitter-control, compatible with a space-qualification roadmap will be developed. BENEFIT: (1) Jitter-suppression of laser source for high-bandwidth satellite laser communication (2) Target/Aimpoint maintenance and tracking for High-Energy Laser (HEL) systems on airborne platforms (3) Precision laser designation at long-ranges, or from high-altitude platforms (4) Laser beam stabilization for spaceborne lidar systems, including next-generation multi-beam lidars

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