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Optical line-of-sight steering using gimbaled mirrors
Author(s): Satyam Satyarthi
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Paper Abstract

As the resolution and throughput of optical sensors increase, they require higher line-of-sight slew rates and more precise stabilization. Furthermore, smaller and lighter sensor systems are also preferred because on-vehicle space is always at a premium. Consequently, mirror based line-of-sight control and stabilization systems have become more attractive as they are generally lighter and more compact than other systems. A general strategy for deriving the kinematic equations for mirror based imaging systems is established in this paper. Some of the most common mirror con gurations and their basic kinematic equations are also presented. Some challenges and design considerations of gimbaled mirrors line-of-sight steering and stabilization systems are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9076, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications XI, 90760E (9 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2050637
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Satyam Satyarthi, IJK Controls LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9076:
Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications XI
Daniel J. Henry; Davis A. Lange; Dale Linne von Berg; S. Danny Rajan; Thomas J. Walls; Darrell L. Young, Editor(s)

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