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One new quality of the maximum-likelihood estimation of laser pointing system by use of return photon counts
Author(s): Lei Zhou; Yi Tan; Ren Ge
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Paper Abstract

In all laser pointing systems, boresight and jitter are two fundamental pointing errors arising from vibrations and atmospheric turbulence. The maximum-likelihood estimation1 advanced by Deva K.borah recently can simultaneously estimate jitter and boresight. Besides some traditional qualities just like high precision and speediness, the maximum-likelihood estimation has a new quality that the performance of this estimator is different when boresight and jitter errors are different. Furthermore, the Monte Carlo simulation results demonstrate that the maximum-likelihood estimation has a higher degree of precision when boresight is bigger than jitter. According to this, a careful analysis is made and some advice is given for the readers who wish to obtain high precise results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7843, High-Power Lasers and Applications V, 78430K (17 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.868614
Show Author Affiliations
Lei Zhou, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
The Key Lab of Beam Control (China)
Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Yi Tan, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
The Key Lab of Beam Control (China)
Ren Ge, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
The Key Lab of Beam Control (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7843:
High-Power Lasers and Applications V
Upendra N. Singh; Dianyuan Fan; Jianquan Yao; Robert F. Walter, Editor(s)

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