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Design of a periscopic coarse pointing assembly for optical multiple access
Author(s): Paul V. Gatenby; Peter Boereboom; Michael A. Grant
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the coarse pointing assembly (CPA) requirements for the Optical Multiple Access intersatellite link system. Mechanical and optical design aspects of a periscopic CPA with azimuth and elevation angular ranges of 360 and +/- 120 deg respectively, clear aperture of 7 cm, and a step size of 0.09 deg are described. Mass budget estimates for a flight unit are presented. The total mass and maximum power consumption are 3.8 kg and 12 W respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1522, Optical Space Communication II, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46087
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Paul V. Gatenby, British Aerospace Space Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Peter Boereboom, British Aerospace Space Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Michael A. Grant, British Aerospace Space Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1522:
Optical Space Communication II

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