This paper presents an innovative mechatronic design of a high-accuracy pointing mechanism for orbital laser communication terminals. The system is based on a dual-stage architecture and is miniaturized to fit nanosatellite-class spacecraft, aiming to enable optical communication on small-size space platforms. The focus is on control design aspects and on the performance assessment of an experimental prototype under emulated external environmental disturbances.

High Precision Dual-Stage Pointing Mechanism for Miniature Satellite Laser Communication Terminals

Antonello, Riccardo;Branz, Francesco;Sansone, Francesco;Cenedese, Angelo;Francesconi, Alessandro
2021

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This paper presents an innovative mechatronic design of a high-accuracy pointing mechanism for orbital laser communication terminals. The system is based on a dual-stage architecture and is miniaturized to fit nanosatellite-class spacecraft, aiming to enable optical communication on small-size space platforms. The focus is on control design aspects and on the performance assessment of an experimental prototype under emulated external environmental disturbances.
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