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  • Vol. 65, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1975
  • pp: 65–68

Point-ahead limitation on reciprocity tracking

Jeffrey H. Shapiro  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 65, Issue 1, pp. 65-68 (1975)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.65.000065


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Abstract

The average power received at a space craft from a reciprocity-tracking transmitter is shown to be the free-space diffraction-limited result times a gain-reduction factor that is due to the point-ahead requirement. For a constant-power transmitter, the gain-reduction factor is approximately equal to the appropriate spherical-wave mutual-coherence function. For a constant-average-power transmitter, an exact expression is obtained for the gain-reduction factor.

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Jeffrey H. Shapiro, "Point-ahead limitation on reciprocity tracking," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 65, 65-68 (1975)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-65-1-65

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