16 August 1994 Adaptive jitter rejection technique applicable to airborne laser communication systems
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Abstract
Satellite jitter adversely affects pointing, acquisition and tracking (PAT) functions of an intersatellite laser communication system. Reliable aircraft- based testing of PAT systems requires that the detrimental effects of aircraft jitter be controlled and a realistic satellite jitter environment be emulated. A novel jitter rejection technique, the self-tuning feedforward compensation scheme, is developed to minimize effects of aircraft vibration on the PAT terminal. The self-tuning results in the implicit characterization of the mechanical jitter propagation path thus facilitating the injection of prerecorded satellite jitter in the control circuitry of steering mirrors.
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Victor A. Skormin, Victor A. Skormin, Mark A. Tasullo, Mark A. Tasullo, Timothy E. Busch, Timothy E. Busch, } "Adaptive jitter rejection technique applicable to airborne laser communication systems", Proc. SPIE 2123, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VI, (16 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184662; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.184662
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