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Telescope pointing and tracking with optical gyros
Author(s): Werner W. Schroeder; H. Dahlmann; B. Huber; L. Schuessele; Fritz Merkle; Martin Ravensbergen
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Paper Abstract

An investigation is underway regarding the usefulness of altazimuth-mounting telescopes' incorporation of laser gyros for pointing and fiber gyros with extremely small random-walk coefficient for telescope inertial stabilization during tracking. A star tracker is expected to help stabilize long-term gyro bias. Gyro and telescope specifications have been derived by means of computer simulations and systems analyses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 1585, Fiber Optic Gyros: 15th Anniversary Conf, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.135039
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Werner W. Schroeder, Fachhochschule Offenburg (Germany)
H. Dahlmann, Fachhochschule Offenburg (Germany)
B. Huber, Fachhochschule Offenburg (Germany)
L. Schuessele, Fachhochschule Offenburg (Germany)
Fritz Merkle, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Martin Ravensbergen, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1585:
Fiber Optic Gyros: 15th Anniversary Conf
Shaoul Ezekiel; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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