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Simplified gimbal design for LEO satellites tracking to a GEO satellite
Author(s): Yoshinori Arimoto; Keizo Inagaki; Masayuki Fujise; Yoji Furuhama; Masao Inoue; Toshio Kashiwase
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Paper Abstract

The design concept of simplified gimbals for the purpose of geostationary satellite tracking from low earth orbits is discussed and the preliminary results of a trial fabrication of a tracking system with a 19-cm-diameter telescope and an acquisition/tracking/pointing control system are shown. A new method is introduced for producing light-weight and small equipment by a self-alignment mechanism and its implementation into the optics design is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1866, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies V, (6 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.149241
Show Author Affiliations
Yoshinori Arimoto, ATR Optical and Radio Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Keizo Inagaki, ATR Optical and Radio Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Masayuki Fujise, ATR Optical and Radio Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Yoji Furuhama, ATR Optical and Radio Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Masao Inoue, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Toshio Kashiwase, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1866:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies V
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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