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Optical Engineering

Multiple Beam Combination With Pupil Geometry Maintenance
Author(s): Karl P. Hentz
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the issues pertinent to a multivariable control system for a phased telescope array imaging system. A description of the envisioned system, the discrete time state space model of the system, the measurement techniques, estimation/control algorithms, and Monte Carlo simulation results are presented. Initially, an extended Kalman filter is used as the estimator and its simulation performance is compared with that of a linearized Kalman filter with no difference in performance found. Additionally, successful test results from a laboratory two-beam prototype control system testbed are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1988
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 27(9) doi: 10.1117/12.7976754
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 27, Issue 9
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Karl P. Hentz, Air Force Weapons Laboratory (United States)


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