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The feasibility of vision systems to form free-space optical links
Author(s): Mohammed Eslami; Ching-Hui Chen; John Rzasa; Stuart D. Milner; Christopher C. Davis
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Paper Abstract

Active systems and raster scans are the most popular methods for achieving the pointing accuracy required to form an optical link. With advances in vision system technology, a potential extension to current methods of alignment is to use cameras to control coarse and/or fine pointing acquisition and tracking to establish covert optical communication links. The narrow beam width of an optical link requires very accurate pointing capabilities that are not achievable by low-resolution cameras. This paper focuses on analyzing the feasibility for a vision system to establish a covert optical link between two terminals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8874, Laser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans II, 88740Q (25 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026947
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Mohammed Eslami, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
Ching-Hui Chen, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
John Rzasa, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
Stuart D. Milner, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
Christopher C. Davis, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8874:
Laser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans II
Alexander M. J. van Eijk; Christopher C. Davis; Stephen M. Hammel, Editor(s)

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