Translator Disclaimer
3 July 2003 Active pointing system for terrestrial free-space optics
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 4975, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XV; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.483833
Event: High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2003, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
Fixed-pointed Free Space Optics (FSO) systems must use beamwidths that are broadened sufficiently to account for building motion, wind loading, and other pointing instabilities. Actively pointed systems can potentially use beamwidths more than an order of magnitude narrower for 20 dB or more additional link margin. Pointing requirements and general tradeoffs with regard to active pointing are discussed, and the specific approach selected for fSONA's actively pointed FSO design is described.
© (2003) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
G. Stephen Mecherle, Robert T. Carlson, and P. Bandera "Active pointing system for terrestrial free-space optics", Proc. SPIE 4975, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XV, (3 July 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.483833
PROCEEDINGS
6 PAGES


SHARE
Advertisement
Advertisement
RELATED CONTENT


Back to Top