Development and Fabrication of a Space Hardened Nd(3+) YAG Laser Transmitter System for Orbital Range and Altitude Control
Final rept. 1 Jan 73-May 75
RAYTHEON CO WALTHAM MA SPECIAL MICROWAVE DEVICES
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During the program, research and development was conducted for space hardening the Raytheon SS-219 miniature Nd3 YAG system, to be able to operate in a ground launched satellite. Study was conducted to identify and eliminate all sources of laser degradation resulting from the space environment with special consideration of the radiation conditions as they exist at an altitude of 666 nautical miles and the shock and vibrational environment mechanical and acoustical encountered during the launch period.
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