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High-Resolution Telescope And Spectrograph And The Instrument Pointing System (HRTS/IPS) Pointing Interface On Spacelab 2
Author(s): John-David F. Bartoe
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Paper Abstract

The High Resolution Telescope and Spectrograph (HRTS) instrument on Spacelab 2 has a stringent pointing stability duration requirement. Therefore an image drift compensation system has been developed which transmits data from solar sensors located within the HRTS to the Instrument Pointing System (IPS) control loop. Internal image drift compensation and a step-rastering capability have also been designed into the HRTS. Solar feature target selection is achieved in real time by using a manual pointing controller and an H-alpha TV slit display in closed loop with the payload specialist. The pointing stability requirement of the HRTS, based on the results of three rocket flights, is compared with the expected IPS performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 1981
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0265, Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments, (3 April 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959873
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John-David F. Bartoe, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0265:
Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments
William Jerkovsky, Editor(s)

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