Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Unconventional Imaging, Wavefront Sensing, and Adaptive Optics
Directed Energy Directorate, RD/Physical Sciences
||Kirtland Air Force Base, NM 871175776
|Mark Friedel Spencer
Current imaging, wavefront-sensing, and adaptive-optics solutions are inadequate when in the presence of distributed-volume atmospheric aberrations and extended objects (aka the "deep-turbulence problem"). This shortcoming requires that we innovate towards new solutions. In leveraging a recent journal-article publication [https://doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.36.000A20], this research opportunity will continue to develop imaging, wavefront-sensing, and adaptive-optics solutions that sense and correct for the disturbances found along the propagation path. Such solutions will most likely use the added benefits of artificial intellegence, in particular, deep learning to enable advanced remote-sensing and directed-energy functions at extended standoffs.
imaging; wavefront sensing; adaptive optics; artificial intelligence; deep learning; atmospheric propagation; beam control; deep turbulence; remote sensing; directed energy
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.