Accession Number:

ADA028298

Title:

Modal Wavefront Control System (MOWACS).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. on Phase 2, Aug 75-Jul 76,

Corporate Author:

PERKIN-ELMER CORP NORWALK CONN ELECTRO-OPTICAL DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-07-02

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

MOWACS Modal Wavefront Control System is a form of Coherent Optical Adaptive Techniques COAT used to obtain information required to correct turbulence and thermal blooming aberrations characteristic of high energy lasers in the atmosphere. The feasibility of replacing complex multi-segment mirror COAT systems with continuously deformable mirrors was established in Phase I. In Phase II the system was upgraded to include a 100 Hz bandwidth closed loop system and to allow the introduction of more sophisticated aberrations.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE