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Precision Pointing & Tracking System For Space Laser Communications
Author(s): John D. Wolf
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Paper Abstract

Design approaches for acquisition and tracking for a narrow-beam cooperative space laser communications transmitter and receiver are presented. Rationale for selection of key components and system test data are given which demonstrate acquisition in less than 6.0 seconds and tracking with less than 0.6 µrad error.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1978
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0150, Laser and Fiber Optics Communications, (21 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956693
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John D. Wolf, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0150:
Laser and Fiber Optics Communications
Monte Ross, Editor(s)

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