Schall, W. O. (1990) Orbital Debris Removal by Laser Radiation. In: Proceedings. 41st Congress of the IAF, 6-12 October 1990, Dresden..
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The use of high-power lasers is suggested for the removal of small orbital debris of up to 10 cm in diameter. Assuming data for a most probable collision orbit and for realistic ejection speeds of debris vapor under laser irradiation, calculations show the feasibility of tre ating a debris object like a laser-propelled rocket. The acceleration of the debris during irradiation allows to change its orbit for a direct reentry into the earth atmosphere. An autonomous orbital vehicle could eventually clear the whole low earth orbital environment from small debris. In a modification of this method a laser could be used on short note to divert the flight path of a piece of debris to avoid a collision.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||LIDO-Berichtsjahr=1990, pages=10,|
|Title:||Orbital Debris Removal by Laser Radiation.|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Proceedings|
|Keywords:||Debris Removal, Laser Radiation|
|Event Title:||41st Congress of the IAF, 6-12 October 1990, Dresden.|
|HGF - Research field:||UNSPECIFIED|
|HGF - Program:||other|
|HGF - Program Themes:||other|
|DLR - Research area:||UNSPECIFIED|
|DLR - Program:||no assignment|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||L - Laser Research and Technology|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Technical Physics|
|Deposited By:||elib DLR-Beauftragter|
|Deposited On:||02 Apr 2006|
|Last Modified:||27 Apr 2009 05:44|
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