HartSCI and Planewave at SPIE Telescopes and Instrumentation

HartSCI attended the 2022 SPIE Telescopes and Instrumentation conference in Montreal, CA July 19 – 21, 2022. We shared a booth with Planewave Instruments in order to announce the new ClearStar AO system for commercial sale this fall. The reaction was overwhelmingly positive from the attendees.

HartSCI Receives Air Force AFWERX Contract Award

Written by Stephen Warner on June 27, 2022 HartSCI is pleased to announce our selection and award of a new contract under the Air Force’s AFWERX TACFI program. The AFWERX MISSION is to accelerate agile and affordable capability transitions by teaming innovative technology developers with Airman and Guardian talent. Awards under this program require a substantial amount of advocacy from the Space Force customer and Air Force end …

Launching a New Generation of Discovery: PlaneWave Instruments Announces Partnership with Hart Scientific Consulting International

PlaneWave Instruments and Hart Scientific Consulting International (HartSCI) have announced their new partnership to offer the world’s first commercially pre-integrated adaptive optics solution. PlaneWave Instruments manufactures world-class telescopes and observatory systems, but advanced applications within astronomical research, laser communications, and government or agency programs often require adaptive optics (AO) to achieve the clearest images and highest data throughput possible. Adaptive …

HartSCI at the 2017 AMOS Conference

Written by Stephen Warner on September 24, 2017.  HartSCI saw great success at this years Advanced Maui Optical Space Surveillance Technologies Conference (AMOS). Several of its team members gave talks and poster presentations and produced four separately published conference proceedings.

HartSCI’s Image Restoration Technology Recognized by the Air Force Research Laboratory

Written by Stephen Warner on February 24, 2018. HartSCI has been recognized by the AFRL SBIR program for key advances in the Air Force’s capability for high-fidelity daylight imaging of satellites. HartSCI’s innovative image restoration technology enhances the Air Force mission to provide continuous space situational awareness under challenging conditions in support of critical national security objectives. The full article can be found …

HartSCI at the 2018 AMOS Conference

Written by Stephen Warner on September 23, 2018. The presentations from HartSCI’s attendance at the 2018 AMOS conference can be found below.   Stable Narrow-line VECSEL Operation for Sodium Guide Star Generation High Resolution Imaging of Satellites in Daylight Comparative Performance of a 3-sided and 4-sided Pyramid Wavefront Sensor Advances in Polarized Remote Acoustic Imaging Image Registration for Daylight Adaptive Optics  For additional …

Small Business Innovation Research Awards

Written by Stephen Warner on June 24, 2017 HartSCI has been awarded three separate Phase I projects, two SBIR programs and one STTR. Under these awards, HartSCI will develop an adaptive optics system, investigate the unique value of a three-sided pyramid wavefront sensor, and explore the miniaturization of sodium guide star lasers.  The adaptive optics system will be designed to operate as …

Small Business Innovation Research Award Developments

Written by Stephen Warner on July 24, 2018. HartSCI is pleased to announce the award of three separate Phase II SBIR/STTR contracts by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate. The awards encompass the deployment of an adaptive optics system, the construction of a compact 20-watt sodium guide star laser, and the implementation of novel technology for high-speed optical wavefront measurement …