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Adaptive jitter rejection technique applicable to airborne laser communication systems
Author(s): Victor A. Skormin; Mark A. Tascillo; Timothy E. Busch
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Paper Abstract

Satellite jitter adversely affects the pointing, acquisition, and tracking (PAT) functions of an intersatellite laser communication system. Reliable aircraft-based testing of PAT systems requires that the detrimental effects of aircraft jitter be controlled and a realistic satellite jitter environment be emulated. A novel jitter rejection technique, the self-tuning feed-forward compensation scheme, is developed to minimize the effects of aircraft vibration on the PAT terminal. The self-tuning results in the implicit characterization of the mechanical jitter propagation path, thus facilitating the injection of prerecorded satellite jitter in the control circuitry of steering mirrors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 34(5) doi: 10.1117/12.201638
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 34, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Victor A. Skormin, Binghamton Univ. (United States)
Mark A. Tascillo, Ford Motor Co. (United States)
Timothy E. Busch, Air Force Rome Lab. (United States)

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