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Atmospheric tip/tilt compensation for laser beam tracking with amateur telescopes
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Paper Abstract

We present a rugged and reliable real-time beam stabilization system which is adapted on a mobile 10" amateur Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (SCT) to demonstrate the functionality on different ground locations. Recently, the tip/tilt system was tested in horizontal direction on a 130 m free space propagation range. Tip/tilt compensation with a rootmean- squared accuracy better than 0.5 μrad has been confirmed. All system characteristics were measured in relation to metrological conditions and turbulence strength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7483, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures VI, 74830S (25 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830351
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Ivo Buske, Institute of Technical Physics, German Aerospace Ctr. (Germany)
Wolfgang Riede, Institute of Technical Physics, German Aerospace Ctr. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7483:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures VI
David H. Titterton; Mark A. Richardson, Editor(s)

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