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Director Brij Agrawal

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Director's Welcome

Welcome to the Adaptive Optics Center of Excellence for National Security (AOCOE).

I invite you to browse our web site and learn about the center.

The Adaptive Optics Center of Excellence for National Security is a newly established research center sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).  The center offer hands-on education and research in adaptive optics, advanced electro-optical imaging systems, high energy laser systems, spacecraft design, laser communications, and other related fields that are important for our national security.  The center also offers various thesis topics for M.S. and Ph.D. students.

Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Department of Mechanical and Astronautical Engineering
Spacecraft Research and Design Center
Space Systems Academic Group
Physics Department

AOCOE Research Laboratories


The NPS students and researchers use the AOCOE laboratories for courses and research. These laboratories are primarily funded by external research projects. 





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