This paper analyzes how the position of the pupils affects the operation of nonmisadjustable optical goniometers equipped with a geometrical-reference channel. These devices are widely used as the sensors of spacecraft-orientation systems. Based on the indicated analysis, the most rational solution is exhibited for preventing noncoincidence of the pupils of the channels from affecting the operation of high-accuracy goniometers with a geometrical-reference channel.
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Original Manuscript: November 1, 2011
Published: February 29, 2012
M. P. Kolosov, A. Ya. Gebgart, and A. Yu. Karelin, "On the role of the position of the pupils in the nonmisadjustable optical systems of goniometers with a geometrical-reference channel," J. Opt. Technol. 79, 95-98 (2012)