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18 October 2002 Operating in sub-arc seconds: high-precision laser terminals for intersatellite communications
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Proceedings Volume 4902, Optomechatronic Systems III; (2002)
Event: Optomechatronic Systems III, 2002, Stuttgart, Germany
The paper presents the general interplay of coarse and fine tracking sub systems for an optical intersatellite link terminal. It briefly describes the hardware items that were designed by the Contraves Space led team to realise the required pointing, acquisition and tracking (PAT) functionality, especially in view of a commercial use of the terminals. Additionally, the control concept is outlined and test results are presented that were obtained during PAT sub system tests, used to verify the acquisition algorithms and the closed loop tracking performance.
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Thomas Dreischer, A. Maerki, T. Weigel, G. C. Baister, Christoph Haupt, and K. Wehrle "Operating in sub-arc seconds: high-precision laser terminals for intersatellite communications", Proc. SPIE 4902, Optomechatronic Systems III, (18 October 2002);

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