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Unconventional Imaging, Wavefront Sensing, and Adaptive Optics


Directed Energy Directorate, RD/Physical Sciences

RO# Location
13.10.02.C0372 Kirtland Air Force Base, NM 871175776


name email phone
Mark Friedel Spencer 505-401-2778


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 [], 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


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$76,542.00 $4,000.00

$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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