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Wide-field integrated beam control demonstration status (Advanced Beam Control System program)
Author(s): Leonard Kaplan; GonYen Shen; Bruce S. Maccabee
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Paper Abstract

An integrated beam control demonstration (IBCD) is being fabricated and tested under the direction of the Naval Surface Warfare Center for the SDIO. The IBCD demonstrates the key technologies required for implementing a three-mirror, wide field of view (WFOV), Advanced Beam Control System for a space-based laser. This paper describes an overview of the IBCD and progress in the fabrication and testing of the WFOV beam expander, the outgoing wavefront sensor, the deformable mirror, the dynamic steering mirrors, the wavefront control subsystem, and the high speed diagnostic interferometer. The results include photos of the IBCD and hardware assemblies and evaluation of wavefront control performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1696, Controls for Optical Systems, (10 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138150
Show Author Affiliations
Leonard Kaplan, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
GonYen Shen, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Bruce S. Maccabee, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1696:
Controls for Optical Systems
John A. Breakwell, Editor(s)

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