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13 October 1986 A Photon-Camera Star Tracker For Stellar Interferometry
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A photon-camera star tracker was developed for use in a ground-based optical stellar interferometer. A major advantage gained by using a photon camera as the light detecting element is that it allows the received image to be cross-correlated with any desired spatial function. A theoretical analysis is presented to show that proper selection of a cross-correlation function can result in improved tracking performance. In addition, the optical, electronic, and software design of the star tracker is discussed.
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Lloyd D. Clark, Jr., Michael Shao, and Mark Colavita "A Photon-Camera Star Tracker For Stellar Interferometry", Proc. SPIE 0627, Instrumentation in Astronomy VI, (13 October 1986); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.968165
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