1 November 2006 Maximum likelihood parameter estimation of a laser system using return photons
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Proceedings Volume 6522, Thirteenth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/ Atmospheric Physics; 65220J (2006) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.723044
Event: Thirteenth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/ Atmospheric Physics, 2006, Tomsk, Russian Federation
Abstract
Accurate laser beam pointing is critical for a variety of applications including free space laser communications. Several methods have been described in the literature to estimate pointing error parameters. One such estimator is the maximum likelihood estimator that can provide nearly optimal estimates of the pointing error parameters using the signal returned from a target. This paper summarizes the key findings of the maximum likelihood estimator and compares its performance using experimental results.
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Deva K. Borah, David G. Voelz, Gordon Lukesh, Susan Chandler, "Maximum likelihood parameter estimation of a laser system using return photons", Proc. SPIE 6522, Thirteenth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/ Atmospheric Physics, 65220J (1 November 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.723044; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.723044
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