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13 March 2013 Position sensing and tracking with quasistatic MEMS mirrors
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We report on a position sensing system for quasistatic MEMS mirrors using a point source LED imaged onto the backside of the mirror. The position signal is detected by a 4-quadrant-diode and can be used for digital closed-loop control. The resulting resolution is about 13 bit at a sampling frequency of 500 ksps. The whole detection system is integrated in a package enclosing the MEMS mirror, the optical beam path as well as the amplifier circuit of the 4-quadrant-diode. Based on similar control principles, a laser steering system for searching and tracking of moving objects, marked by retro-reflectors, will be presented. During an initial search, the laser steering system identifies objects by their initial position within a detection range between 1.5 m and 5 m distance and a maximum detection angle between 20 degrees and 72 degrees. The system follows the detected object on random trajectories by minimizing the zero-position error of the back reflected beam on a 4- quadrant-diode. Angular velocities of more than 100 degrees per arcsec have been measured.
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S. Richter, M. Stutz, A. Gratzke, Y. Schleitzer, G. Krampert, F. Hoeller, U. Wolf, L. Riedel, and D. Doering "Position sensing and tracking with quasistatic MEMS mirrors", Proc. SPIE 8616, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XII, 86160D (13 March 2013);


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