Accession Number:

ADB214765

Title:

Low-Cost Space Structure (LCSS) Experiment. Volume I of II.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 95-Jun 96,

Corporate Author:

SVS INC ALBUQUERQUE NM

Report Date:

1996-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

The Low-Cost Space Structure LCSS experiment was a two-year Phase II Small Business Innovative Research SBIR technology program to develop the concept for a small, lightweight, space-borne optical imaging system. The goals of the program were to formulate the concept design of a sparse array optical imaging system and the supporting satellite and to validate the concept in a laboratory demonstration. The results are described in this final report. They show that a high-resolution imaging system based on this concept can be fielded in space at a small fraction of the cost of systems with similar capabilities. The laboratory effort demonstrated high precision and medium bandwidth closed-loop control for the tilt and piston simultaneously. Commercial spin-off applications were identified for the track processor developed for the breadboard experiments. Space imaging, space structures, sparse apertures, optical controls

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Magnetic and Electric Field Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE