Leidos to explore new methods of laser beam control for laser weapons and laser communications
Electro-optics researchers at Leidos (Reston, VA) will explore new methods of laser beam control for a variety of future laser weapons and laser communications systems. Officials of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base, NM, announced a $21.1 million five-year contract in January for critical analysis and simulation efforts related to long-range laser propagation.
Atmospheric distortion remains a major challenge for laser weapons and communications. We have published several articles that show how such challenges may be overcome and the role of adaptive optics.
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