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