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Laser based observation of space debris: Taking benefits from the fundamental wave

Völker, Uwe and Friederich, Fabian and Buske, Ivo and Hampf, Daniel and Riede, Wolfgang and Giesen, Adolf (2013) Laser based observation of space debris: Taking benefits from the fundamental wave. In: 6th European Conference on Space Debris. Sixth European Conference on Space Debris, 22.04. - 25.04.2013, Darmstadt.

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Abstract

After the successful experimental demonstration of the prior published concept on laser-based monitoring of space debris in early 2012, we will present further technological and conceptual advancements of this position sensing scheme. The laser based measurement of LEO space debris positions in general offers the potential of a very high accuracy on the order of 10 meters in 3D, which in turn is the input for orbit processing of objects which are seemingly on collisional course. We argue that it is beneficial for the photon budget to make use of the so called fundamental wave, which is present in frequency doubled laser systems anyway. Thus, the here proposed move to near infrared wavelength is technologically easy to achieve and promising towards an operational laser-based debris ranging and tracking system.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/86306/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Laser based observation of space debris: Taking benefits from the fundamental wave
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Völker, UweUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Friederich, FabianUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Buske, IvoIvo.Buske (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hampf, Danieldaniel.hampf (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Riede, Wolfgangwolfgang.riede (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Giesen, Adolfadolf.giesen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2013
Journal or Publication Title:6th European Conference on Space Debris
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Space Debris, Debris Monitoring, Laser
Event Title:Sixth European Conference on Space Debris
Event Location:Darmstadt
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:22.04. - 25.04.2013
Organizer:ESA / ESOC
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Laser Research and Technology (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Technical Physics > Active Optical Systems
Deposited By: Hampf, Daniel
Deposited On:04 Dec 2013 15:12
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:43

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