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Spatial acquisition in the presence of satellite vibrations for free-space optical communication link
Author(s): Prakash R. Chakravarthi; Chien-Chung Chen
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Paper Abstract

This paper analyzes the impact of satellite vibration on acquisition time and acquisition probability for a charge coupled device based acquisition scheme. An approximation is derived for mean time to acquisition. Numerical examples of acquisition time and acquisition probability as a function of the signal-to-noise ratio are presented. The required beacon power onboard the spacecraft is also evaluated based on expected space to space link characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2221, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing VIII, (5 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178937
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Prakash R. Chakravarthi, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Chien-Chung Chen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2221:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing VIII
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum; Morris M. Birnbaum; George E. Sevaston, Editor(s)

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