Accession Number : AD0820754

Title :   ACQUISITION AND TRACKING LASER COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 3, 1 Jan-31 Mar 67,

Corporate Author : SYLVANIA ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS-EAST WALTHAM MA APPLIED RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Ratcliffe, Gerald H. ; Rattman, William J.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The goal of this program is the development and production of a two-station duplex laser communication system with automatic acquisition and tracking of each station by the other. The optical modulators and wideband drivers have been constructed and tested. The beamsteering mirror device and its associated servo amplifiers have been completed and tested. Search, track, and lock-on function of the system have been tested over an 800-foot range.

Descriptors :   *LASERS), (*OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, ELECTROOPTICS, MODULATORS, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, MIRRORS, POWER AMPLIFIERS, SERVOAMPLIFIERS, POLARIZATION, VIDEO AMPLIFIERS, PULSE CODE MODULATION, OPTICAL TRACKING.

Subject Categories : Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE