Research Summaries

Back Atmospheric Propagation of High Energy Lasers

Fiscal Year 2017
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 first objective of the project is to support development and validation of atmospheric propagation models in a densely populated urban environment of different regions of the U.S. and India. NPS will use existing cross-validation models and software such as WaveTrain and WaveProp to provide baseline turbulence effect simulations. NPS is currently developing HBCRT, which will provide capabilities for testing and validation of atmospheric propagation models developed under this project. NPS will also support laboratory atmospheric turbulence simulation for further investigation into atmosphere compensation research.
The second objective is to develop and validate atmosphere compensation techniques that are robust and responsive to relevant atmospheric conditions. NPS has been focused on developing atmosphere compensation techniques in deep turbulence scenarios, which may be closely applicable for this project. NPS will use several NPS laboratory testbeds for validation of atmosphere compensation techniques. The HBCRT will provide an ideal platform for demonstration of atmosphere compensation techniques.
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