Accession Number : AD0781970

Title :   Stabilization of Optical Communication Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 72-30 Jun 73,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Hartrum,Thomas C.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Due to the narrow beam divergence of a laser or optical communication system, small angular motions of either terminal can cause misalignment. This report analyzes such motion which results when the terminal is mounted on a military vehicle subjected to wind forces. A mathematical model is developed for the vehicle and simulated on a digital computer. The resulting motion due to wind forces is analyzed to determine the stabilization requirements for mounting a laser under such conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Optical communications, *Laser communications, Stabilization, Stabilized platforms, Vehicles, Wind, Motion, Mathematical models, Computerized simulation

Subject Categories : Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE