A Laser Test Set for the Low-Power Atmospheric Compensation Experiment Satellite
Final rept. Jun 1987-Sep 1990
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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A laser test set LATS was designed for the Low-Power Atmospheric Compensation Experiment LACE satellite. LATS provided functional tests for the satellite prior to launch. Laser radiation replicating that to be employed in the satellite experiments irradiated the satellite sensors to qualitatively verify performance. LATS required a rapid, automated goniometer 2-axis pointing system. The algorithm to correct for the tangential distortion that is introduced when a spherical surface is mapped onto a planar target is described in detail.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Unmanned Spacecraft