AFWL
Air Force Weapons Laboratory
currently -- (AFRL) Air Force Research Laboratory

< http://www.afrl.af.mil >
< http://www.de.afrl.af.mil/FactSheets >
< http://www.de.afrl.af.mil/Gallery >


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LASER DIVISION COMPUTER DIVISION











AFWL Laser Division   1979-1981

Our section did field testing of the
TBTS (Tracker Breadboard Test System)
A system for optical tracking of targets in the Infra-red





-- Satellite Tracking Field Tests at the --

AMOS
(ARPA)   Maui Optical Station
Advanced Research Projects Agency
currently -- Airforce Maui Optical Station

Maui, Hawaii


(NOTE: click on photos to enlarge)

[ Mission ]
To acquire and track satellites using the TBTS with
adaptive optics for high order atmospheric correction.

amoscol-th.jpg

amosmoon-th.jpg amosgrp-th.jpg amossat-th.jpg

< http://www.maui.afmc.af.mil/ >
< http://www.fas.org/spp/military/program/track/amos.htm >
< space shuttle in orbit >


< see more Maui photos >





-- Missle Tracking Field Tests at the --

NOP
( North Oscura Peak )

White Sands Missle Range, New Mexico

[ Mission ]
To acquire and track various missles using the TBTS.

nopcol-th.jpg

nopcliff-th.jpg nopgrp-th.jpg noptele-th.jpg

< http://www.de.afrl.af.mil/factsheets/oscura.swf >





SOR
Sandia Optical Range
now -- Starfire Optical Range

( this was Home Base for the TBTS )

Kirtland Air Force Base, NM

sor-2mi-th.jpg mysor-th.jpg sor-facil-th.jpg

< http://www.de.afrl.af.mil/SOR >
< http://www.de.afrl.af.mil >






other interesting sites

< http://www.fas.org/main/home.jsp >
< http://www.aoainc.com/technologies/adaptiveandmicrooptics/aos.html >
< http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/military/abl/ >








AFWL Computer Division   1973-1979


This section is not yet complete










AFWL/ADP
PHOTO REDUCTION GROUP
[ Mission ]
To convert raw photographic data into digital formats for computer processing.