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IR lasers in a struggle against dangerous cosmic objects
Author(s): Boris A. Kuzyakov
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Paper Abstract

Humanity can struggle with the small dangerous cosmic objects in our time and its parameter knowledge are needed. A present paper deals with prospects for the perspective of the laser methods applications for a dangerous asteroids discovering and a remote sensing and for the course correction systems of the influence expedients. The cosmic IR lasers will be used for remote sensing measurement of the various cosmic objects parameters: dimensions are more than 50 m, velocity is more than 10 km/s. The laser methods have the good perspectives among a large fleet of diagnostics technical means. The more effective CO2-laser parameters were defined for the solar systems smaller bodies velocity analysis. The laser is supplied with modulated laser radiation and an automatic tuning optical system. The CO2-lidars are needed for the asteroids detections and remote sensing at the distances of 30,000 km to 1 Mkm. A laser Doppler anemometer method with adaptive selection is used. The power calculations were made for the various asteroids in a cosmic space. The possibilities are estimated for remote sensing and for the course correction systems of the influence expedients also. The such system must be good for the distances nearby 12600 km, as the asteroids velocity can be more than 70 km/s.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4351, Laser Optics 2000: High-Power Gas Lasers, (1 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417701
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Boris A. Kuzyakov, Moscow State Univ. of Technology (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4351:
Laser Optics 2000: High-Power Gas Lasers
Oleg B. Danilov, Editor(s)

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