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Impact Of Optics Design Decisions Upon Line-Of-Sight Stabilization
Author(s): Michael K. Masten; J. M . Hilkert
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Paper Abstract

The process of designing line-of-sight stabilization systems is an interdisciplinary process that requires interaction of mechanical engineers, electronics designers, and servo analysts as well as the optics engineer. The decisions made by the optics designer can have a significant impact upon the final system configuration and performance that is achieved. The stabilization mechanism must support the optical package, must not obstruct the line-of-sight, and must be balanced in order to achieve the desired degree of inertial stabilization. This paper defines the common approaches used to achieve line-of-sight stabilization and discusses the design process that is followed as stabilization systems are conceived and fabricated. Attention is then given to the impact of some of the decisions made by the optics designer and the resultant constraints that are imposed upon the stabilization design by these choices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 1983
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0389, Optical Systems Engineering III, (3 October 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935040
Show Author Affiliations
Michael K. Masten, Texas Instruments, Inc. (United States)
J. M . Hilkert, Texas Instruments, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0389:
Optical Systems Engineering III
William H. Taylor, Editor(s)

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