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Back Adaptive Optics Center of Excellence for National Security
|Division||Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science|
|Department||Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering|
Agrawal, Jr., Brij N.
|Sponsor||National Reconnaissance Office (DoD)|
|Summary||The overall objective of this research program is to develop key technologies for use with large segmented mirror space telescopes. For imaging satellites to provide a truly persistent surveillance capability, satellites should be placed in a higher orbit using large aperture deployable primary mirrors, each having diameters between 10-20 meters. Launch payload and spatial restrictions currently limit satellite mirror designs to favor use of lightweighted primary segments. Achieving high surface accuracy for these mirrors is very difficult, but adaptive optics techniques are under development to meet this challenge.|
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