18 February 1989 Excimer Ladar Pointer Trackers
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Proceedings Volume 0999, Laser Radar III; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960227
Event: O-E/Fiber LASE '88, 1988, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
Spaceborne optical pointing and tracking systems have historically used passive sensors. With the advent of space based laser programs ,such as submarine laser communication ( SLC SAT ) and laser atmospheric wind sounder ( LAWS ), it is now possible to conceive of laser based active pointing and tracking systems. In this paper we present some the advantages of going to an active pointer-tracker, the advantages of going to a short wavelength system, and what the performance of this system would be based on current technology.
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Jon Grossman, Jon Grossman, William E. Brindley, William E. Brindley, } "Excimer Ladar Pointer Trackers", Proc. SPIE 0999, Laser Radar III, (18 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960227; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960227
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