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Backend optical assembly module design for jitter rejection in the space environment
Author(s): Ezra Milby; Tim Rodrigues; Jay Schwartz; Dave Driscoll; Paul Cucchiaro; Jino Jo; Rajesh Rajavel; Kirsten Dugmore; Ed Colozzo
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Paper Abstract

The backend optical assembly module for a space-based, laser communication terminal is presented. The backend optical assembly utilizes voice coil-fast steering mirror technology embedded into a control loop that both provides terminal-level pointing capability, and maintains receive channel fiber coupling. The fast steering mirror technology presents a technical solution for operating within the space environment, while simultaneously meeting the bandwidth requirements for characteristic satellite vibration profiles. The system’s architecture design meets the demands of onplatform, jitter-rejection performance to establish and maintain a communication link.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2019
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10910, Free-Space Laser Communications XXXI, 109100R (4 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2510569
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Ezra Milby, L3 Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Tim Rodrigues, L3 Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Jay Schwartz, L3 Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Dave Driscoll, L3 Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Paul Cucchiaro, L3 Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Jino Jo, L3 Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Rajesh Rajavel, L3 Technologies, Inc (United States)
Kirsten Dugmore, L3 Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Ed Colozzo, L3 Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10910:
Free-Space Laser Communications XXXI
Hamid Hemmati; Don M. Boroson, Editor(s)

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