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Specification of precision optical pointing systems
Author(s): James D. Medbery; Lawrence M. Germann
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Paper Abstract

The necessary parameters required to accurately and completely specify a precision optical pointing system are discussed, and those critical to the design are investigated more fully. Attention is given to the relationship between system and component parameters such as bandwidth and disturbance rejection, pointing jitter and accuracy, and repeating accuracy. It is concluded that the specification process is complex; the requirements interweave with one another, making it difficult to deal with a single issue at a time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1489, Structures Sensing and Control, (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46597
Show Author Affiliations
James D. Medbery, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)
Lawrence M. Germann, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1489:
Structures Sensing and Control
John Breakwell; Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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