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CCD tracker development at the Starfire Optical Range
Author(s): James M. Brown; Dennis A. Montera
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Paper Abstract

A new tracker is under development at the Starfire Optical Range. The tracker is based on a high-speed CCD camera running at 5000 frames per second. A suite of hardware and software that allows unprecedented flexibility in control system design and implementation delivers the mirror control signals. This paper discusses the design and implementation of the entire tracker system, including the camera design and control algorithms implemented. Two control strategies are investigated: simple integral control and linear quadratic gaussian/loop transfer recovery (LQG/LTR). Experimental results are presented for each of the control system algorithms tested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3126, Adaptive Optics and Applications, (17 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.290147
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James M. Brown, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Dennis A. Montera, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3126:
Adaptive Optics and Applications
Robert K. Tyson; Robert Q. Fugate, Editor(s)

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