Development of Liquid Crystal Based Adaptative Optical elements for Space Applications

Development of Liquid Crystal Based Adaptative Optical elements for Space Applications

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Study of transition times in a 1.5 mm thick cell (1781 A3) with 250 nm retardation

Study of transition times in a 1.5 mm thick cell (1781 A3) with 250 nm retardation

Objectives of the project:

  • To identify, review and evaluate the current status of programmable optoelectronic adaptive elements (POE).
  • To design and manufacture a POE produced to an agreed specification (Laser steering POE).
  • To test and characterize the produced POE. A particularly important aspect of this contract is to further understanding of how the materials and technologies involved in POE structures react to environmental conditions experienced in space activities.
  • To produce a technology roadmap that identifies the main areas of application for POE technologies and the developments necessary to achieve maximal performance and durability.