AMOS Phase 3 Program. Volume 1
Final technical rept. 1 Nov 1974-31 Dec 1977
AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB INC EVERETT MA
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The ARPA Maui Optical Station AMOS is engaged in research, development, and demonstration of advanced optical measurement techniques and in providing state-of-the-art measurement support to various government agencies. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, through executive agents in the Air Force Systems Command, contracted with the AVCO Everett Research Laboratory, Inc. to conduct Phase III operations at AMOS. The activities during this period, which began 1 November 1974 and concluded 31 December 1977, were directed toward support of routine measurements with an overlay of research and development. Key accomplishments include bringing the 1.2-m telescope complex to a stable and controlled configuration for transition to the Air Force, completion of major system developments such as the 1.6-m telescope and laser beam director, supporting DARPA initiatives in advanced electro-optics systems technology, providing data collection and analysis for a variety of user experiments or investigations, and preparing for near-future integration and evaluation of large scale systems currently in development. Volume I of this report provides a summary of the major efforts of the AMOS Phase III Program. It includes discussion of the goals and accomplishments in system development, the measurement program, data systems, special programs support and in routine program control activities. It represents the summation of a period in which AMOS achieved significant increases in capability, as well as maturity, as a multi-user superior quality asset for research and development in advanced optical technology and state-of-the-art optical measurement support.
- Lasers and Masers
- Optical Detection and Detectors
- Unmanned Spacecraft