25 September 2013 The feasibility of vision systems to form free-space optical links
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Active systems and raster scans are the most popular methods for achieving the pointing accuracy required to form an optical link. With advances in vision system technology, a potential extension to current methods of alignment is to use cameras to control coarse and/or fine pointing acquisition and tracking to establish covert optical communication links. The narrow beam width of an optical link requires very accurate pointing capabilities that are not achievable by low-resolution cameras. This paper focuses on analyzing the feasibility for a vision system to establish a covert optical link between two terminals.
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Mohammed Eslami, Mohammed Eslami, Ching-Hui Chen, Ching-Hui Chen, John Rzasa, John Rzasa, Stuart D. Milner, Stuart D. Milner, Christopher C. Davis, Christopher C. Davis, } "The feasibility of vision systems to form free-space optical links", Proc. SPIE 8874, Laser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans II, 88740Q (25 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026947; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2026947
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