Accession Number:

ADA046581

Title:

Spatial Acquisition in Optical Space Communications.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Report Date:

1977-09-06

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

Early in 1972 Lincoln Laboratory made the decision to discontinue the development effort for an Optical Communications link between LES-8 and LES-9. The opportunity to document our early effort never seemed to come. Now, 5 years later, after the launch of LES-89, it seems worthwhile to write down some of our thinking on what turned out to be an intriguing problem. Two of the four collaborators are now distantly located and involved in other pressing problems so that it is not possible to write a paper as complete as we would have liked. Here is a slightly edited version of the acquisition analysis we did. Omitted are the interesting but incomplete results for the case of moderate signal-to- noise ratio.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Optics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE