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Acquisition, tracking, and pointing hardware architecture for the noncooperative dynamic compensation experiment
Author(s): Lawrence Robertson; Carey J. Johnson; Charles A. Tipton; David H. Jordan; Cathy Van Berg; Aaron Cleaver; William Manning
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Paper Abstract

The Acquisition, Tracking and Pointing hardware and software for the Airborne Laser Advanced Concept Testbed (ABL-ACT) Non-Cooperative Dynamic Compensation Experiment (NoDyCE) is described. Five main components make-up the entire ABL-ACT ATP system. These systems are: a 1-meter elevation over azimuth gimbal and gimbal control system with two acquisition sensors, a dome controller, and coarse track system, a fine track system, and a mode logic control system. Each subsystem's unique functionality, hardware choice and top level software architecture will be discussed. The optical, physical and information interfaces between each of the NoDyCE ATP systems is also described, as well as a brie discussion of the NoDyCE experiment goals and the overall NoDyCE architecture.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 September 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4376, Laser Weapons Technology II, (4 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.438183
Show Author Affiliations
Lawrence Robertson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Carey J. Johnson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Charles A. Tipton, Dynacs Engineering Co. Inc. (United States)
David H. Jordan, Dynacs Engineering Co. Inc. (United States)
Cathy Van Berg, Dynacs Engineering Co. Inc. (United States)
Aaron Cleaver, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
William Manning, Dynacs Engineering Co. Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4376:
Laser Weapons Technology II
William E. Thompson; Paul H. Merritt, Editor(s)

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