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Back Field Dependent Wavefront Correction for Overhead Persistent InfraRed (OPIR) Sensors

Fiscal Year 2017
Division Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science
Department Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Investigator(s) Agrawal, Jr., Brij N.
Sponsor Department of Defense Space (DoD)
Summary The objective of the project is to investigate application of wavefront correction using adaptive optics to improve the performance of Overhead Persistent InfraRed (OPIR) sensors. For large field-of-view OPIR optics, field-dependent wavefront aberration will negatively affect the spatial registration and interpretation of the objects' shapes and locations. Wavefront correction using a deformable mirror in the optical payload optics can mitigate the effect of field-dependent wavefront aberrations.
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