2 June 1989 Performance And Modeling Of The Gsfc Pointing Acquisition And Tracking System For Laser Communications
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In this paper the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) laser communication pointing, acquisition, and tracking laboratory demonstration program is discussed. This program entails the construction of a flexible brass-board simulation tool, and a supporting computer simulation effort. The result of this program will be a viable test bed to support the design and specification of space-based laser communication terminals and, additionally, to address critical performance issues such as tracking robustness in the presence of background (e.g., stellar or earth) noise and/or internally generated thermal noise.
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N. D. Fox, W. W. Chapman, and T. S. Johnson "Performance And Modeling Of The Gsfc Pointing Acquisition And Tracking System For Laser Communications", Proc. SPIE 1059, Space Sensing, Communications, and Networking, (2 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951699; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951699
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