Accession Number:

AD0779668

Title:

Coherent Optical Adaptive Techniques (COAT).

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly technical rept. no. 3, 27 Sep-26 Dec 73,

Corporate Author:

HUGHES RESEARCH LABS MALIBU CALIF

Report Date:

1974-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

Coherent optical adaptive techniques COAT are designed to overcome the distortions experienced by optical beams propagating in a turbulent atmosphere. The report covers the conclusion of the fabrication phase and the start of the calibration of an experimental eighteen-element, self-adaptive, visible optical phased array. Computer simulation results are presented which define optimum AGC performance and which show initial predictions of how the 18-element system will perform. A propagation range complete with a target simulator and associated diagnostics has been constructed for atmospheric measurements with the visible system, and detailed test procedures have been developed. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE