Research Summaries

Back Maritime Beam Control

Fiscal Year 2008
Division Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science
Department Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Investigator(s) Agrawal, Jr., Brij N.
Sponsor Office of Naval Research (Navy)
Summary The objective of this project is to develop beam control technologies for future maritime Free Electron Laser (FEL) weapon systems and educate DoD officers in this important area. The emphasis on this project will be developing improved control techniques to enhance acquisition, tracking, and pointing, jitter control, and adaptive optics for turbulence correction for maritime beam control. It is planned that a High Energy Laser (HEL) beam control test bed will be developed and field tests will be also performed. Phase I will consist of reviewing the requirements for maritime beam control. Phase II will consist of developing the HEL beam control test bed. Phase III will consist of developing control algorithms to improve beam control performance. Phase IV will consist of modifying the test bed for field tests. Phase V will consist of performing field tests. This project will also support the FEL program on beam control issues.
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