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Laser-based Space Debris Removal - Laser-induced momentum generation on true scale debris-like targets

Lorbeer, Raoul-Amadeus and Zwilich, Michael and Zabic, Miroslav and Scharring, Stefan and Eisert, Lukas and Wilken, Jascha and Schumacher, Dennis and Roth, Markus (2018) Laser-based Space Debris Removal - Laser-induced momentum generation on true scale debris-like targets. High Power Laser Ablation 2018, 26.-29. März 2018, Santa Fe, NM, USA.

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Laser-based space debris removal concepts have been around for decades now. Nevertheless, practical implementation is still connected to great technological risks. Most of the concepts plan to utilize the laser ablative process at the target. To investigate this common aspect in detail and to reduce the risk of misleadingly extrapolating parameters, we now experimentally investigated the generation of impulse under realistic conditions as to be expected in a real space scenario. An Nd:YAG based, 10 ns pulsed MOPA laser system providing a pulse energy of 80 J was weakly focused to a diameter of 3 cm onto debris-like targets with different sizes, shapes and materials. The target masses ranged between 1 g to 3 g, indeed representing dangerous objects, and were in free fall within a vacuum during single pulse irradiation. High speed 3D-tracking was applied to deduce the kinetic properties induced by the ablation process. Finally, the data was compared to raytracing based simulation results. Differences between materials and mechanical dynamics are discussed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/122462/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Laser-based Space Debris Removal - Laser-induced momentum generation on true scale debris-like targets
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Lorbeer, Raoul-Amadeusraoul.lorbeer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Scharring, Stefanstefan.scharring (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Eisert, Lukaslukas.eisert (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Wilken, JaschaJascha.Wilken (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5748-1261
Schumacher, DennisGSI Helmholtzzentrum für SchwerionenforschungUNSPECIFIED
Roth, MarkusTechnische Universität DarmstadtUNSPECIFIED
Date:26 March 2018
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Laser based space debris removal, laser matter interaction
Event Title:High Power Laser Ablation 2018
Event Location:Santa Fe, NM, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:26.-29. März 2018
Organizer:Claude Phipps, Photonic Associates, LLC, Santa Fe (USA)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Einsatz von Lasern zur Detektion von Weltraumschrott (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Technical Physics > Studies and Concepts
Deposited By: Lorbeer, Raoul-Amadeus
Deposited On:12 Nov 2018 10:23
Last Modified:12 Nov 2018 10:23

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