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Excimer Ladar Pointer Trackers
Author(s): Jon Grossman; William E. Brindley
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Paper Abstract

Spaceborne optical pointing and tracking systems have historically used passive sensors. With the advent of space based laser programs ,such as submarine laser communication ( SLC SAT ) and laser atmospheric wind sounder ( LAWS ), it is now possible to conceive of laser based active pointing and tracking systems. In this paper we present some the advantages of going to an active pointer-tracker, the advantages of going to a short wavelength system, and what the performance of this system would be based on current technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0999, Laser Radar III, (18 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960227
Show Author Affiliations
Jon Grossman, UVIR Systems (United States)
William E. Brindley, UVIR Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0999:
Laser Radar III
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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