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3 October 1983 Impact Of Optics Design Decisions Upon Line-Of-Sight Stabilization
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Proceedings Volume 0389, Optical Systems Engineering III; (1983) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.935040
Event: 1983 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1983, Los Angeles, United States
Abstract
The process of designing line-of-sight stabilization systems is an interdisciplinary process that requires interaction of mechanical engineers, electronics designers, and servo analysts as well as the optics engineer. The decisions made by the optics designer can have a significant impact upon the final system configuration and performance that is achieved. The stabilization mechanism must support the optical package, must not obstruct the line-of-sight, and must be balanced in order to achieve the desired degree of inertial stabilization. This paper defines the common approaches used to achieve line-of-sight stabilization and discusses the design process that is followed as stabilization systems are conceived and fabricated. Attention is then given to the impact of some of the decisions made by the optics designer and the resultant constraints that are imposed upon the stabilization design by these choices.
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Michael K. Masten and J. M . Hilkert "Impact Of Optics Design Decisions Upon Line-Of-Sight Stabilization", Proc. SPIE 0389, Optical Systems Engineering III, (3 October 1983); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.935040
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