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Modeling of the tracking system components of the laser satellite communication systems
Author(s): Vladimir V. Nikulin; Mounir Bouzoubaa; Victor A. Skormin; Timothy E. Busch
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Paper Abstract

High data rate of laser communication systems should be matched by wide operational bandwidth of beam positioning. This could be achieved by the application of non-mechanical beam steering technologies utilizing acousto-optic phenomena. Major components of acousto-optic beam steering systems, a Bragg cell and a quadrant detector, are subjected to comprehensive laboratory testing and characterization as components of a control system. Mathematical and computer simulation model of the entire steering system, addressing system dynamics, cross-coupling of azimuth and elevation channels, and nonlinearity, and facilitating synthesis of advanced control laws, is developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4272, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XIII, (20 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.430800
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Vladimir V. Nikulin, SUNY/Binghamton (United States)
Mounir Bouzoubaa, SUNY/Binghamton (Morocco)
Victor A. Skormin, SUNY/Binghamton (United States)
Timothy E. Busch, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4272:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XIII
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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