28 May 1999 Video guidance sensor: optical performance predictions and results from STS-95 experiment
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The Video Guidance Sensor is a key component of NASA's Automated Rendezvous & Capture Program. The Video Guidance Sensor operates from the space shuttle cargo bay and uses laser illumination of a passive target mounted on a SPARTAN satellite. The on-board camera and signal processor determine the relative position and attitude between the target and sensor. The Video Guidance Sensor flew on space shuttle mission STS-95 in November of 1998 and was a marked success. Theoretical models of the optical performance predicted the experimental results from the mission well.
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John Larkin Jackson, John Larkin Jackson, Helen Johnson Cole, Helen Johnson Cole, Richard T. Howard, Richard T. Howard, } "Video guidance sensor: optical performance predictions and results from STS-95 experiment", Proc. SPIE 3707, Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV, (28 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351381; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.351381
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