Accession Number : ADA408361


Title :   Analysis and Characterization of an Acousto-Optic Beam Position Control System


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. May 2000-May 2001


Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BINGHAMTON OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND SPONSORED PROGRAMS


Personal Author(s) : Skorman, Victor


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a408361.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2002


Pagination or Media Count : 119


Abstract : This is the final report for study of laser beam position control using an Acousto-Optic cell. The effort was performed under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRDA) between the State of New York University in Binghamton and the Air Force Research Laboratory. The study consisted of five parts: Theoretical analysis, experimental analysis of the system components, cell design considerations, comparison with the behavior of a system based on Piezo-Electric technology, and finally the design and performance of a model reference adaptive control system for using the cell in a jitter rejection mode.


Descriptors :   *ACOUSTOOPTICS , ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS , LASER BEAMS , PIEZOELECTRICITY , BEAM STEERING , LASER COMMUNICATIONS , ACOUSTIC BEAMS


Subject Categories : Acoustooptic and Optoacoustic Devices


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE