Air Force Research Laboratory – Space Vehicles Directorate
The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate develops and transitions technologies to provide space-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; space situational awareness; space communications; position navigation and timing; and defensive space control (protecting space assets from man-made and natural effects).
Alkaline-Earth vapor cell for enhanced optical atomic clocks
Enables size reduction and performance improvements to portable clocks necessary for satellite-based navigation and communication
Precision laser coupling device for single-mode fiber optics
Other applications include optical tweezers, coupling light into optical cavities, and laser milling
Composite panel with integrated thermal control
Biologically inspired multifunctional composite