1 September 1988 Phased Array System Using The Far-Field Point Spread Function
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Optical Engineering, 27(9), 279718 (1988). doi:10.1117/12.7976750
Abstract
We present a description of a phased array system using the far-field point spread function to estimate the tilt and piston errors. Digital control electronics were utilized to phase one beam to two others that were already in phase to simulate a multiple-aperture telescope system. A control algorithm for estimation of tilt and piston errors similar to the Newton-Raphson algorithm for locating the roots of a function was implemented. A simulation of the system was performed, the system hardware was built, and the system was tested in both an off-line software test and an experimental test-bed. Piston phasing with a capture range of X/4 and closed-loop tilt phasing with a bandwidth of 2 Hz were accomplished.
Corey J. Hennessy, Charles A. Tipton, Patricia J. Wallentine, "Phased Array System Using The Far-Field Point Spread Function," Optical Engineering 27(9), 279718 (1 September 1988). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.7976750
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Phased arrays

Point spread functions

Device simulation

Error analysis

Control systems

Digital electronics

Electronics

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