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Back Application of Advanced Wavefront Sensing and Control Techniques to a High Energy Laser Beam Control Testbed
|Division||Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science|
|Department||Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering|
Agrawal, Jr., Brij N.
Kim, Diana K.
|Sponsor||High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office (Joint)|
|Summary||The scope of the project is to upgrade the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) High Energy Laser (HEL) Beam Control Testbed by adding an atmospheric disturbance generator, a deformable mirror and a wavefront sensor in phase 1, and aircraft and ship vibration simulator in phase 2. The scope also includes development of the advanced control techniques such as adaptive control for acquisition, tracking, and pointing, and multi-channel transversal filter and robust control for beam correction under atmospheric disturbance, and validation of these techniques on the testbed to improve HEL beam control performance.|
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