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The limiting possibilities of the satellite laser ranging
Author(s): V. I. Prokhorenko
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Paper Abstract

Optical effects restricting the limiting accuracy of the laser ranging of the satellites analyzed. The most important are the disperse blur of ultrashort pulses in the atmosphere and the effect of the transverse group delay. These effects cause the limitation of the distance measurement accuracy ( per one shot ) by 1 - 5 millimeters depending of the orbit high. Accuracy of two-frequency ranging method is also discussed. It is show that the attainable limiting accuracy is about several millimeters even for the low orbit satellites.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1996
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2778, 17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology, 2778DD (1 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.2316170
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V. I. Prokhorenko, Dynamic Ltd. Inc. (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2778:
17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology
Joon-Sung Chang; Jai-Hyung Lee; ChangHee Nam, Editor(s)

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