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Laser beam acquisition and tracking system for ETS-VI laser communication equipment
Author(s): Kouichi Komatsu; Seiji Kanda; Keiichi Hirako; Toshiro Ohashi; Motokazu Shikatani; Yoshinori Arimoto; Tadashi Aruga
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Paper Abstract

The configuration of the acquisition and tracking system of the laser communication system aboard the Japanese Engineering Test Satellite VI (ETS-VI) is described, and the control loop design of the coarse and fine loops are examined. Simulations performed to evaluate the dynamic error for each loop, which showed that the dynamic error satisfies the error budget, are described. The tracking accuracy of each loop was measured with a breadboard model and the resulting data were found to meet the error budget.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1218, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18177
Show Author Affiliations
Kouichi Komatsu, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Seiji Kanda, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Keiichi Hirako, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Toshiro Ohashi, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Motokazu Shikatani, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (Japan)
Yoshinori Arimoto, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (Japan)
Tadashi Aruga, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1218:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II
David L. Begley; Bernard D. Seery, Editor(s)

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