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Highly accurate tracking system for a laser communications link
Author(s): Donald Russell; Homayoon Ansari
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Paper Abstract

A high frame rate CCD camera with interface to a digital signal processor has been developed for a pointing control loop for laser communications. The CCD array is operated in a windowed- read mode with the digital signal processor controlling the vertical and horizontal shifts in the image and storage planes. Development of the camera and interface hardware for a demonstration of precision beam pointing is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2221, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing VIII, (5 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178978
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Donald Russell, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Homayoon Ansari, 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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