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Back Advanced Adaptive Optics and Jitter Control Methods Using High Energy Laser Beam Control Research Testbed
|Division||Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science|
|Department||Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering|
Agrawal, Jr., Brij N.
|Sponsor||Office of Naval Research (Navy)|
|Summary||The overall objective of the project is to investigate advanced adaptive optics and beam jitter control techniques that are effective for compensation of atmospheric turbulence in the laser beam and verifying these techniques using the High Energy Laser Beam Control Research Testbed (HBCRT) developed at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). The focus of the research is to develop and demonstrate advanced adaptive optics beam control techniques for compensation of deep turbulence using the state-of-the-art beam control algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) based on deep learning methods. NPS has been investigating advanced wavefront sensing and adaptive optics beam control methods that are effective for deep turbulence conditions and developed several new techniques in this area. NPS has developed several laboratory adaptive optics testbeds to demonstrate these techniques. Under the 2018 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) by the Office of Naval Research, NPS is currently developing a 2¿ diameter, 349 channel deformable mirror system. This project will further leverage the current state-of-the-art in adaptive optics beam control and AI deep learning methods to develop and demonstrate adaptive optics techniques that are effective for compensation of challenging atmospheric turbulence conditions for HEL systems.|
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