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Test environments for the GRACE follow-on laser ranging interferometer

Görth, Alexander and Sanjuan, Jose and Gohlke, Martin and Rasch, Stephan and Abich, Klaus and Braxmaier, Claus and Heinzel, Gerhard (2016) Test environments for the GRACE follow-on laser ranging interferometer. Journal of Physics: Conference Series (716). Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing. DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/716/1/012011 ISSN 1742-6588

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In the year 2017 a follow-on mission to the very successful joint German/US mission GRACE (Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment) will be launched. As of this day the two GRACE satellites have successfully been mapping the spatial and temporal varitations of the gravitational �eld of the Earth by satellite-to-satellite tracking for over a decade. The main science instrument on GRACE and its successor mission GRACE Follow-On which is used to measure the inter-satellite distance changes is a microwave link sensor. However, an additional instrument, the laser ranging interferometer (LRI), will be implemented into the architecture of the GRACE Follow-On satellites as a technology demonstrator. In this paper we will give a brief overview of a �ber-based test environment which is currently used during the assembly, integration and test of the LRI ight hardware.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/111986/
Document Type:Article
Title:Test environments for the GRACE follow-on laser ranging interferometer
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Görth, Alexandermax-planck-institut, hannoverUNSPECIFIED
Sanjuan, Josedlr-ryUNSPECIFIED
Gohlke, Martindlr-ry, bremenUNSPECIFIED
Abich, Klausry-dlr, bremenUNSPECIFIED
Braxmaier, Clausclaus.braxmaier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Heinzel, Gerhardmax-planck-institut, hannoverUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1088/1742-6596/716/1/012011
Publisher:Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing
Keywords:GRACE Follow-on, Interferometer, satellites, Technology, LRI
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben GRACE Follow-On
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Enabling Technologies
Deposited By: Hüls, Simone
Deposited On:27 Apr 2017 11:05
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:44

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