Accession Number : AD0894541

Title :   Laser Communications Experiment Acquisition and Tracking.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 28 Jun 71-28 Mar 72,

Corporate Author : PERKIN-ELMER CORP NORWALK CT ELECTRO-OPTICAL DIV

Personal Author(s) : McIntyre, Charles M.

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : Experimental measurements of acquisition times and pointing accuracy of the 16 inch aperture optical communications laser telescope transceiver are reported. These parameters were measured in the presence of simulated background light, spacecraft disturbances, and beacon motion both separately and in combination. (Author)

Descriptors :   *TRACKING TELESCOPES), (*OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, (*SPACE COMMUNICATIONS, OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS), GAS LASERS, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, OPTICAL TRACKING, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING).

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE