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Acquisition, tracking, and pointing technology development for bifocal relay mirror spacecraft
Author(s): Jae Jun Kim; Tim Sands; Brij N. Agrawal
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of the research is to develop acquisition, tracking, and pointing technologies for the Bifocal Relay Mirror Spacecraft and verify these technologies with the experimental test-bed. Because of the stringent accuracy requirement of the laser beam and the agile maneuverability requirement, significant research is needed to develop acquisition, tracking, and pointing technologies for the Bifocal Relay Mirror Spacecraft. In this paper, development of the Bifocal Relay Mirror Spacecraft experimental test-bed is presented in detail. The current operational results are also presented including precision attitude control of the spacecraft for fine tracking and pointing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2007
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 6569, Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXI, 656907 (7 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.720694
Show Author Affiliations
Jae Jun Kim, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
Tim Sands, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
Brij N. Agrawal, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6569:
Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXI
Steven L. Chodos; William E. Thompson, Editor(s)

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