Development of Liquid Crystal Based Adaptative Optical elements for Space Applications
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.