Research Summaries

Back Adaptive Optics Center of Excellence for National Security 6.1

Fiscal Year 2014
Division Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science
Department Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Investigator(s) Agrawal, Jr., Brij N.
Sponsor Office of Naval Research (Navy)
Summary A Memorandum-of-Agreement (MOA) was signed by NRO, AFRL, ONR, and NPS in May 2011 to establish an Adaptive Optics Center of Excellence (AOCoE) for National Security at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). The purpose of the AOCoE is to (i) conduct research in adaptive optics and related technologies focused on national security applications; (ii) establish and operate the Segmented Mirror Telescope and High Energy Laser Beam Control Testbed as a national users facility available to agencies or institutions; (iii) deepen the technical expertise and increase the throughput of NPS military students in adaptive optics; (iv) serve as a portal by which new developments in the academic adaptive optics community can be migrated to national security missions; and (v) attract top civilian students to careers in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence community.
Under the AOCoE, the work focus will be a development of the High Energy Laser (HEL) Beam Control Research Testbed (HBCRT) that will be available to agencies or institutions within the national security community to address specific scientific and technical research questions and demonstrate advanced beam control techniques for directed energy systems in the laboratory and in the field.
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