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Representative Pointed Optics And Associated Gimbal Characteristics
Author(s): W. L. Casey; D. D. Phinney
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Paper Abstract

Many electro-optical systems rely on a pointable line-of-sight for their operation. Thirty-one pointed optics are described along with their associated characteristics. The design impact of these characteristics is discussed qualitatively to provide some guidance in selection of an appropriate gimbal type. Each of the gimbals described is illustrated to show the general configuration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0887, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing II, (3 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944215
Show Author Affiliations
W. L. Casey, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (United States)
D. D. Phinney, Ball Aerospace Systems Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0887:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing II
James E. Kimbrell, Editor(s)

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