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Model reference control of a laser beam steering system for laser communication applications
Author(s): Mounir Bouzoubaa; Vladimir V. Nikulin; Victor A. Skormin; Timothy E. Busch
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Paper Abstract

High data rates of laser communication systems must be complemented by high tracking bandwidth of acousto-optic beam steering technology utilizing Bragg cells. This research investigates applications of advanced control techniques to enhance characteristics of a laser beam steering system containing a Bragg cell - quadrant detector combination. Laboratory characterization of both devices resulting in detailed mathematical description and simulation models is presented. An adaptive model reference controller is designed and validated by computer simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4272, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XIII, (20 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.430773
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Mounir Bouzoubaa, SUNY/Binghamton (Morocco)
Vladimir V. Nikulin, SUNY/Binghamton (United States)
Victor A. Skormin, SUNY/Binghamton (United States)
Timothy E. Busch, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4272:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XIII
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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