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dc.contributor.authorSpencer, M.
dc.contributor.authorAgrawal, B.N.
dc.contributor.authorRomano, M.
dc.contributor.authorR. Brunson
dc.contributor.authorD. Dillow
dc.contributor.authorS. Restaino,
dc.dateApril 2002
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-18T19:18:29Z
dc.date.available2013-07-18T19:18:29Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.citationSPIE's 16th Annual International Symposium on Aerospace Sensing, Simulation and Controls, Orlando, FL, April 2002.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/34550
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.472600en_US
dc.description.abstractSpace based bifocal relay mirrors are potentially an enabling/enhancing piece of any architecture making use of longrange laser propagation. Inherent in the bifocal concept is dual line of sight control. This is especially challenging in this space-based application due to spacecraft attitude control issues. This paper presents a summary ofthe research into acquisition, tracking, pointing (ATP) and control technologies relevant to a bifocal relay mirror system as well as the development of a laboratory experimental test bed to integrate the advanced optics systems onto a Three-axis spacecraft simulator. The relay geometry includes a cooperative source and either a cooperative or non-cooperative target depending on the application. The described test bed is ajoint effort with the Air Force Research Laboratory (optics) and the Naval Postgraduate School (spacecraft Simulator).Space based bifocal relay mirrors are potentially an enabling/enhancing piece of any architecture making use of longrange laser propagation. Inherent in the bifocal concept is dual line of sight control. This is especially challenging in this space-based application due to spacecraft attitude control issues. This paper presents a summary ofthe research into acquisition, tracking, pointing (ATP) and control technologies relevant to a bifocal relay mirror system as well as the development of a laboratory experimental test bed to integrate the advanced optics systems onto a Three-axis spacecraft simulator. The relay geometry includes a cooperative source and either a cooperative or non-cooperative target depending on the application. The described test bed is ajoint effort with the Air Force Research Laboratory (optics) and the Naval Postgraduate School (spacecraft Simulator).en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined
in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the
public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States
Code, Section 105, is not copyrighted in the U.S.en_US
dc.titleAcquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Line-of-Sight Control Laboratory Experiments for a Space-Based Bifocal Relay Mirroren_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


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