2 May 2000 Ground-to-satellite narrow-laser-beam transmission direction-adjustment method using backscattered laser beam image
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Proceedings Volume 3932, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XII; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.384312
Event: Symposium on High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
High pointing accuracy in a ground-to-satellite laser beam transmission is required because of a laser beam divergence limitation. This paper presents a laser beam transmission direction adjustment method from a ground station to a satellite. Laser transmitting direction is adjusted using angular relation between the image of back-scattered laser beam and a target object. Intensity distribution of an image of back-scattered laser beam is theoretically calculated. The method was applied to transmit a laser-beam from a ground station to Engineering Test Satellite-VI. The accuracy of pointing the laser-beam was about 10 (mu) radians in this experiment.
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Masahiro Toyoda, Masahiro Toyoda, Kenichi Araki, Kenichi Araki, } "Ground-to-satellite narrow-laser-beam transmission direction-adjustment method using backscattered laser beam image", Proc. SPIE 3932, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XII, (2 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384312; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.384312
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