Abstract

Vibration signatures of the Low Power Atmospheric Compensation Experiment satellite were obtained with a ground-based CO2 laser radar. The laser radar operated in a cw mode and used autodyne receivers to extract relative target velocity information between a germanium retroreflector located at the base of the satellite and a retroreflector array located at the tip of an extended forward boom. Time–frequency analysis algorithms were applied to the vibration data to investigate the correlation between excitations and modal structure. The resultant analysis suggests that vibration modes of an on-orbit spacecraft can be suppressed with simple open-loop techniques.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

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