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Determination of TiPS libration using laser radar
Author(s): William James Barnds; Shannon L. Coffey; Mark A. Davis
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the use of satellite laser ranging data for determining the orbital and librational motion of the Tether Physics and Survivability (TiPS) experiment. We provide a description of new analytical tools and methodologies developed for determining the dynamics of the system. The results gleaned from a year's worth of laser tracking are presented to provide a history of the librational and rotational motion of the TiPS system. Finally, the case for using SLR for libration determination on future tether experiments is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3380, Laser Radar Technology and Applications III, (8 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.327196
Show Author Affiliations
William James Barnds, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Shannon L. Coffey, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Mark A. Davis, AlliedSignal Technical Services Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3380:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications III
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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