Accession Number:

ADA242703

Title:

A Laser Test Set for the Low-Power Atmospheric Compensation Experiment Satellite

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1987-Sep 1990

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1991-10-24

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE