Accession Number:

ADA339434

Title:

End-to-End Control System Verification of the STARLAB Experiment,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN ASTRONAUTICAL SOCIETY SAN DIEGO CA ROCKY MOUNTAIN SECTION

Report Date:

1990-02-03

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

This paper describes an electro-optical tracking and beam control system simulation used to analyze the performance for the space shuttle based STARLAB experiment hardware. STARLAB is to provide an on orbit demonstration of acquisition, tracking and pointing ATP techniques critical to strategic defense directed energy concepts. In particular, a target booster will be optically tracked from launch to re-entry. This rocket will be instrumented to score1 how accurately a laser beam can be pointed by the experiment. This paper focuses on techniques used to predict on-orbit performance based on laboratory testing and simulations.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE