Accession Number:

ADA025155

Title:

Development and Fabrication of a Space Hardened Nd(3+) YAG Laser Transmitter System for Orbital Range and Altitude Control

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 73-May 75

Corporate Author:

RAYTHEON CO WALTHAM MA SPECIAL MICROWAVE DEVICES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-06

Pagination or Media Count:

131.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE