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Optical Performance Measurements of the BELA EQM and FM Transmitter Laser during AIV

Althaus, Christian and Lingenauber, Kay and Behnke, Thomas and Michaelis, Harald (2014) Optical Performance Measurements of the BELA EQM and FM Transmitter Laser during AIV. EPSC 2014, 7.-12.9.2014, Portugal.

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Abstract

The BepiColombo Laser Altimeter (BELA) onboard the Mercury Planetary Orbiter is Europe’s first built Laser Altimeter for a planetary mission. Its main objectives are global mapping of Mercury’s topography as well as measuring its tidal deformations to learn about the internal structure of this small terrestrial planet [1]. Crucial part of the instrument for this task is the transmitter laser. It must withstand all mission phases till operation in orbit and work within tight parameter margins. To ensure this a dedicated verification program has been performed at DLR Institute for Planetary Research Berlin which is described in the present paper.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/89894/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Optical Performance Measurements of the BELA EQM and FM Transmitter Laser during AIV
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Althaus, Christianchristian.althaus (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lingenauber, Kaykay.lingenauber (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Behnke, Thomasthomas.behnke (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Michaelis, Haraldharald.michaelis (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2014
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
In DOAJ:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:BELA, BepiColombo, Mercury, Laser Altimeter, Optical Performance, AIV
Event Title:EPSC 2014
Event Location:Portugal
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:7.-12.9.2014
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben BepiColombo (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Sensor Systems
Deposited By: Althaus, Christian
Deposited On:06 Oct 2014 08:33
Last Modified:06 Oct 2014 08:33

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