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 with high sensitivity.
All of this work will support the Directorate’s mission to provide high resolution and high contrast imaging capabilities to the US Air Force for Space Situational Awareness and in later stages the broader academic, defense, and industry communities. Each of these programs will see the first deployment of key innovations including newly patented technologies in wavefront sensing and stable single-frequency semiconductor lasers.