6 August 1993 Simplified gimbal design for LEO satellites tracking to a GEO satellite
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Proceedings Volume 1866, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies V; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.149241
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
The design concept of simplified gimbals for the purpose of geostationary satellite tracking from low earth orbits is discussed and the preliminary results of a trial fabrication of a tracking system with a 19-cm-diameter telescope and an acquisition/tracking/pointing control system are shown. A new method is introduced for producing light-weight and small equipment by a self-alignment mechanism and its implementation into the optics design is described.
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Yoshinori Arimoto, Yoshinori Arimoto, Keizo Inagaki, Keizo Inagaki, Masayuki Fujise, Masayuki Fujise, Yoji Furuhama, Yoji Furuhama, Masao Inoue, Masao Inoue, Toshio Kashiwase, Toshio Kashiwase, } "Simplified gimbal design for LEO satellites tracking to a GEO satellite", Proc. SPIE 1866, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies V, (6 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.149241; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.149241

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