Hybrid Steering Systems for Free-Space Quantum Communication
Final rept. Sep-Dec 2006
NIKULIN (VLADIMIR V)ENDICOTT NY
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The proposed research will utilize a mechanical gimbal for extended range of optical connectivity, and a fast beam deflector to create a hybrid beam steering system capable of exercising a very high positioning bandwidth over a full hemisphere of steering angles. System design process will include the solution of such underlying problems as the development of the mechanical and optical subsystems, mathematical description of the hybrid device, optimal task distribution between the mechanical and non-mechanical positioning components, and coordination of the operation of the coarse and fine system controllers. This work will hybrid two separate technologies using the advantages of each.
- Acoustooptic and Optoacoustic Devices
- Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
- Non-Radio Communications