1 August 1991 New generation control system for ultra-low-jitter satellite tracking
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Abstract
The design of a new, all-digital control system for sub-arc second satellite tracking is described. This design is currently being reduced to practice for a large ground-based tracking telescope. Topics discussed include selection of overall control system architecture, the use of auxiliary inertial feedback elements for jitter reduction, sensor noise characterization, selection of bandwidth, hardware selection, and performance prediction. Experimental work is being conducted to support the development of this control system on a Contraves KINETO tracking system. A comparison of results (primarily tracking jitter and pointing accuracy) between a standard KINETO and the new control system is provided, as well as extrapolation of these results to the final system.
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William R. Verbanets, David Greenwald, "New generation control system for ultra-low-jitter satellite tracking", Proc. SPIE 1482, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing V, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45690; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.45690
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