Research Summaries

Back Maritime Beam Control

Fiscal Year 2012
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 overall objective of this project is to develop beam control technologies and demonstrate them on the NPS High Energy (HEL) testbeds for future maritime Free Electron Laser (FEL) and other HEL weapons systems, and to educate DoD officers and civilians in this important area. The emphasis of the project will be on maritime beam control technology and HEL testbed development, Redundant Spacings Calibration (RSC), and beam control using the segmented mirror telescope testbed. For maritime beam control technology and HEL testbed development the research will be on advanced maritime beam control technologies such as characterization of the maritime environment, adaptive optics control, and jitter control. These technologies will be demonstrated on the current NPS beam control testbed and on the 2-10 kW HEL beam control testbed under development. We will educate DoD officers and civilians, including Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) engineers, in this technology.
Keywords Adaptive Optics, Jitter Control, Beam Control
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