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Altimetry and transponder ground simulation experiment

Schreiber, K.U. and Hiener, M. and Holzapfel, B. and Michaelis, H. and Brandl, N. and Haufe, K.-H. and Lauber, P. and Neidhardt, A. (2009) Altimetry and transponder ground simulation experiment. Planetary and Space Science, 57 (12), pp. 1485-1490. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2009.07.016 .

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2009.07.016

Abstract

We have designed and built a compact demonstrator unit for the investigation of altimetry and transponder applications. A small light-weight breadboard carries a compact frequency doubled Nd:YAG pulse laser, an afocal beam expansion optics, a small receiver telescope with spectral and spatial filter arrangements and a sensitive photo-detector. The output laser energy can be as high as 45 mJ with a pulse-width of 3 ns and the telescope aperture is 10 cm. Simulations [Degnan, J.J., 2006. Simulating interplanetary transponder and laser communications experiments via dual station ranging to SLR satellites. In: Proceedings of the 15th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Canberra, Australia, pp. 457–462] suggested that the link margin for low Earth orbiting satellites (LEO) is comfortable. Successful satellite laser ranging from this dual-station experiment in several different configurations was achieved up to the MEO orbit in a 10 day provisional installation.

Document Type:Article
Title:Altimetry and transponder ground simulation experiment
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Schreiber, K.U.Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodaesie, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Geodaetisches Observatorium Wettzell
Hiener, M.Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodaesie, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Geodaetisches Observatorium Wettzell
Holzapfel, B.Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodaesie, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Geodaetisches Observatorium Wettzell
Michaelis, H.UNSPECIFIED
Brandl, N.Bundesamt fuer Kartographie und Geodaesie, Geodaetisches Observatorium Wettzell
Haufe, K.-H.Bundesamt fuer Kartographie und Geodaesie, Geodaetisches Observatorium Wettzell
Lauber, P.Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodaesie, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Geodaetisches Observatorium Wettzell
Neidhardt, A.Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodaesie, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Geodaetisches Observatorium Wettzell
Date:October 2009
Journal or Publication Title:Planetary and Space Science
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:57
DOI:10.1016/j.pss.2009.07.016
Page Range:pp. 1485-1490
Publisher:Elsevier
Status:Published
Keywords:Satellite laser ranging; Optical transponder; Interplanetary ranging
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 - Projekt AsteroidenFinder - Instrumente (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Sensor Systems
Deposited By: Dr. Harald Michaelis
Deposited On:05 Jan 2010 19:38
Last Modified:26 Mar 2013 13:15

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