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Maximum likelihood parameter estimation of a laser system using return photons
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Paper Abstract

Accurate laser beam pointing is critical for a variety of applications including free space laser communications. Several methods have been described in the literature to estimate pointing error parameters. One such estimator is the maximum likelihood estimator that can provide nearly optimal estimates of the pointing error parameters using the signal returned from a target. This paper summarizes the key findings of the maximum likelihood estimator and compares its performance using experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6522, Thirteenth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/ Atmospheric Physics, 65220J (1 November 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.723044
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Deva K. Borah, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)
David G. Voelz, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)
Gordon Lukesh, Nukove Scientific Consulting (United States)
Susan Chandler, Nukove Scientific Consulting (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6522:
Thirteenth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/ Atmospheric Physics

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