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The BELA - The first European Planetary Laser Altimeter: Conceptual Design and Technical Status

Michaelis, Harald and Spohn, T. and Oberst, J. and Thomas, N. and Seiferlin, K. and Christensen, U. and Hilchenbach, M. and Schreiber, U. (2006) The BELA - The first European Planetary Laser Altimeter: Conceptual Design and Technical Status. In: 15th International Laser Ranging Workshop, Canberra, Australia, p. 67. 15th International Laser Ranging Workshop, Canberra, Australia, 2006-10-15 - 2006-10-20, Canberra (Australia).

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Abstract

The Bepi-Colombo Laser Altimeter (BELA) is the first European Laser Altimeter for planetary exploration which has been selected by ESA for flight aboard of ESA's BepiColombo mission to planet Mercury. A consortium led by the Physikalisches Institut Bern and Institut für Planetenforschung (DLR-Berlin, Germany) will develop a laser altimeter based on the classical principle of laser pulse time of flight measurement. The instument is based on a longitudinally pumped Nd:YAG laser with 50mJ pulse energy and pulses of about 3ns pulse duration, operating nominally at 10Hz repetition rate. The BELA-requirements, the conceptional design, the technical development activities and their status are presented during the workshop.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The BELA - The first European Planetary Laser Altimeter: Conceptual Design and Technical Status
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Michaelis, HaraldUNSPECIFIED
Spohn, T.UNSPECIFIED
Oberst, J.UNSPECIFIED
Thomas, N.Physikalisches Institut Universität Bern, Switzerland
Seiferlin, K.Physikalisches Institut Universität Bern, Switzerland
Christensen, U.Physikalisches Institut Universität Bern, Switzerland
Hilchenbach, M.Physikalisches Institut Universität Bern, Switzerland
Schreiber, U.Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodäsie der TU Münche, Wettzell, Germany
Date:20 October 2006
Journal or Publication Title:15th International Laser Ranging Workshop, Canberra, Australia
Page Range:p. 67
Status:Published
Keywords:Laser-Altimeter, BepiColombo mission
Event Title:15th International Laser Ranging Workshop, Canberra, Australia
Event Location:Canberra (Australia)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2006-10-15 - 2006-10-20
Organizer:International Laser Ranging Service
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben BepiColombo (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Sensor Systems
Deposited By: Dr. Harald Michaelis
Deposited On:17 Nov 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 13:12

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