1 February 1992 Telescope pointing and tracking with optical gyros
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Abstract
An investigation is underway regarding the usefulness of altazimuth-mounting telescopes' incorporation of laser gyros for pointing and fiber gyros with extremely small random-walk coefficient for telescope inertial stabilization during tracking. A star tracker is expected to help stabilize long-term gyro bias. Gyro and telescope specifications have been derived by means of computer simulations and systems analyses.
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Werner W. Schroeder, H. Dahlmann, B. Huber, L. Schuessele, Fritz Merkle, Martin Ravensbergen, "Telescope pointing and tracking with optical gyros", Proc. SPIE 1585, Fiber Optic Gyros: 15th Anniversary Conf, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.135039; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.135039
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