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Modeling and Simulation of a Laser Ranging Interferometer Acquisition and Guidance Algorithm

Ales, Filippo and Gath, Peter and Johann, Ulrich and Braxmaier, Claus (2014) Modeling and Simulation of a Laser Ranging Interferometer Acquisition and Guidance Algorithm. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 51 (1), pp. 226-238. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). doi: 10.2514/1.A32567. ISSN 0022-4650.

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A novel acquisition algorithm sequence for the establishment of an optical intersatellite link is described. The acquisition algorithm is based on a differential-speed spatial domain scan and a frequency domain scan. Experimental results obtained using a digital simulator highlight the reliability of the algorithm always locking the signal, regardless of the initial spatial and frequency conditions. The results are tailored for the laser ranging instrument technology demonstration that is going to be implemented for the GRACE Follow-On mission as an example application. Nevertheless, with a proper tuning of the algorithm parameters, it is possible to study a general optical intersatellite acquisition process.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/88180/
Document Type:Article
Title:Modeling and Simulation of a Laser Ranging Interferometer Acquisition and Guidance Algorithm
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Ales, FilippoAstrium GmbH, D-88039 Friedrichshafen, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gath, PeterAstrium GmbH FriedrichshafenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Johann, Ulrich1Astrium GmbH–Satellites, Friedrichshafen, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Braxmaier, ClausDLR-RY, ZARM, University of Bremen,1Astrium GmbH–Satellites, 88039 Friedrichshafen, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2014
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 226-238
Publisher:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Keywords:laser ranging interferometer, optical intersatellite link, GRACE-FO
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben GRACE Follow-On (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Enabling Technologies
Deposited By: Aguilera, Deborah
Deposited On:13 Feb 2014 10:04
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:45

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