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Potentialities of laser sounding of circumterrestrial space
Author(s): Gennadii G. Matvienko; Vitalii S. Shamanaev
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Paper Abstract

Possibility of spaceborne lidar application to the exploration of circumterrestrial space has been analyzed. The optical characteristics of the principal light scattering constituents including molecules and atomic gases, free electrons, aerosols, and space debris have been evaluated at altitudes of 100 - 500 km above the Earth's surface. The power of lidar return signals has been estimated based on the laser sensing and laser detection and ranging equations. It is shown that spaceborne lidar with modern technical characteristics is capable of reliable reception of signals from disperse components of circumterrestrial space at distances of several hundred meters from a spacecraft. Pieces of space debris can be detected by a lidar at distances from a few kilometers to several tens of kilometers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 January 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2956, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation, Adaptive Systems, and Lidar Techniques for Remote Sensing, (6 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.263150
Show Author Affiliations
Gennadii G. Matvienko, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Vitalii S. Shamanaev, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2956:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation, Adaptive Systems, and Lidar Techniques for Remote Sensing
Adam D. Devir; Anton Kohnle; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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