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Laser range finder of the RendezVous sensor for ATV and HTV
Author(s): Juergen Luther; Dieter H. Meissner
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design and expected performance of the Laser Range Finder (LRF) as part of the Rendez-Vous Sensor (RVS) on the Automatic Transfer Vehicle and the H II Transfer Vehicle for the International Space Station. The LRF determines the distance between the RVS and a target (retro-reflector) by measuring the time-of-flight of a short laser pulse.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4134, Photonics for Space Environments VII, (26 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405357
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Juergen Luther, Astrium (Germany)
Dieter H. Meissner, Astrium (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4134:
Photonics for Space Environments VII
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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