Coherent Optical Adaptive Techniques (COAT)
Quarterly technical rept. no. 5 (Final)
HUGHES RESEARCH LABS MALIBU CA
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There are two primary objectives of this program. The first objective is to determine the performance limits of coherent optical adaptive techniques through operation of an experimental, visible prototype multidither COAT system through a representative turbulent atmosphere against a complex dynamic target. The second objective is to determine the best methods of employing COAT in high power laser systems and to assess the status of necessary key high power components. This report covers the range measurements phase of the contract during which detailed studies were made on COAT compensation for atmospheric turbulence using the 18-element visible system developed earlier in the contract.
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