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The Importance Of Pointing-Acquisition And Tracking For Optical Communication Payloads
Author(s): M. Wittig
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Paper Abstract

The pointing, acquisition and tracking (PAT) subsystem is a very substantial part of a free-space optical communication system. The requirements, strategies and performances of the PAT functions are presented, together with their influence on the link quality.

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Date Published: 6 October 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1131, Optical Space Communication, (6 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961529
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M. Wittig, ESA-ESTEC (The Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1131:
Optical Space Communication

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