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Digital Control System For The Lasercom Space Measurement Unit
Author(s): Eric H. Mason
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Paper Abstract

A Lasercom Space Measurement Unit (LSMU) is in hardware integration being prepared for the P80-1 satellite. First launch capability is late 1983. A digital processor provides internal control of the system, line-of-sight pointing from the LSMU to the ground terminal and performs data formatting for telemetry. The control software is organized to provide much flexibility in controlling the lasercom experiment. System control functions and their digital implementation is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1981
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0295, Control and Communication Technology in Laser Systems, (21 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932414
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Eric H. Mason, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0295:
Control and Communication Technology in Laser Systems
Kay Yong, Editor(s)

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