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Initial results from the Advanced-Concepts Laboratory for adaptive optics and tracking
Author(s): Mitchell H. Fields; Jan E. Kansky; Robert D. Stock; Diane S. Powers; Paul J. Berger; Charles Higgs
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present an overview of the laboratory configuration and provide details of the adaptive-optics and tracking hardware. Experimental results obtained using a variety of propagation scenarios are presented and compared with results from wave-optics simulations. In addition, we present results illustrating the impact of increasing beacon size and active illumination on system performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4034, Laser Weapons Technology, (21 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391862
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Mitchell H. Fields, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Jan E. Kansky, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Robert D. Stock, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Diane S. Powers, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Paul J. Berger, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Charles Higgs, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4034:
Laser Weapons Technology
Todd D. Steiner; Paul H. Merritt, Editor(s)

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