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High-speed tracking target simulator for fine tracking mechanisms
Author(s): Keizo Inagaki; Tetsuya Miyazaki; Masayuki Fujise
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a high-speed tracking target simulator and pointing direction measurement system to evaluate a tracking/pointing subsystem of an optical intersatellite link (ISL) transceiver. Developing high-precision beam tracking/pointing technology requires a more precise performance measurement system. We have been studying a tracking target simulator as a signal generator and pointing direction measurement method to evaluate a transfer function of a fine tracking/pointing subsystem. In this paper, we will describe a wide-diameter collimated beam intensified uniformly as a tracking target, and how we control the direction of it with 1 µrad in amplitude and 100 Hz in frequency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2123, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VI, (16 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184656
Show Author Affiliations
Keizo Inagaki, ATR Optical and Radio Communications Research Labs. (Japan)
Tetsuya Miyazaki, ATR Optical and Radio Communications Research Labs. (Japan)
Masayuki Fujise, ATR Optical and Radio Communications Research Labs. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2123:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VI
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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