Boeing and SAIC move ahead on developing prototype adaptive optics for to high-energy laser weapons
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., 17 Nov. 2011. Military electro-optics experts at the Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) Directed Energy Systems segment in Albuquerque, N.M., are moving ahead with a project to develop prototype high-power adaptive optics for high-energy laser weapons under terms of a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense's High Energy Laser-Joint Technology Office (HEL-JTO) in Albuquerque, N.M. The value of this contract is not being disclosed.
Boeing and SAIC engineers have finished designing, building, and testing the adaptive optics system in the laboratory, and now will test the system with the High Energy Laser Technology Demonstrator (HEL TD) high-energy laser program for the U.S. Army, Boeing officials say. Experts will use ultra-high speed processing and sensor technologies, a beacon illuminator, and deformable mirror.