15 July 1999 Acquisition, tracking, and pointing systems of OICETS for free space laser communications
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Abstract
Optical Inter-orbit Communications Engineering Test Satellite (OICETS) is under development by NASDA to verify the laser communications technology in space. The in-orbit experiment will be done by establishing inter-orbit communication between the OICETS and European geostationary satellite ARTEMIS in cooperation with ESA. These satellites will be launched in to the orbit in 2000. Laser communications system in space is a promising technology for future space activities, but it has many research matters. Acquisition tracking and pointing system of a laser terminal performs a prominent role to keep the laser communication. This paper describes the ATP system strategy of the laser terminal.
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Takashi Jono, Masahiro Toyoda, Keizo Nakagawa, Akio Yamamoto, Koichi Shiratama, Toshihiro Kurii, Yoshisada Koyama, "Acquisition, tracking, and pointing systems of OICETS for free space laser communications", Proc. SPIE 3692, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XIII, (15 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352886; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.352886
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