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Microradian-level inertial line-of-sight stabilization systems with wide-angle-search capability
Author(s): Lawrence M. Germann
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Paper Abstract

A straightforward approach is presented for the design of low weight/power/cost, space-base inertial line-of-sight (LOS) stabilization systems with microradian-level residual LOS jitter and wide-angle search (WAS) capability. The system employs a strapdown pointing configuration which obviates the telescope's gimballing for WAS. The LOS is steered through large angles with a gimballed steering optical element. A fine-steering mirror furnishes low-jitter operation through the operation of servo that nests the two mechanisms electronically.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1696, Controls for Optical Systems, (10 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138154
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Lawrence M. Germann, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1696:
Controls for Optical Systems
John A. Breakwell, Editor(s)

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