10 July 1992 Microradian-level inertial line-of-sight stabilization systems with wide-angle-search capability
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A straightforward approach is presented for the design of low weight/power/cost, space-base inertial line-of-sight (LOS) stabilization systems with microradian-level residual LOS jitter and wide-angle search (WAS) capability. The system employs a strapdown pointing configuration which obviates the telescope's gimballing for WAS. The LOS is steered through large angles with a gimballed steering optical element. A fine-steering mirror furnishes low-jitter operation through the operation of servo that nests the two mechanisms electronically.
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Lawrence M. Germann, Lawrence M. Germann, "Microradian-level inertial line-of-sight stabilization systems with wide-angle-search capability", Proc. SPIE 1696, Controls for Optical Systems, (10 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138154; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.138154


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