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Streak cameras applied to spatial chronometry
Author(s): Jean-Marie Bernet; Gregoire M. Eumurian; Claude Imhoff
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Paper Abstract

The use of streak cameras for high-precision (picosecond) temporal measurements is planned for the Geodynamic Laser Ranging System. This paper analyzes the streak camera parameters which affect chronometry resolution, and three feasible versions of a picosecond chronometry system for space mission applications. Out of the three, the electronosensitive camera is considered to offer the best trade-off with respect to performance, size, and weight.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1539, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '91, (1 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.50537
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Jean-Marie Bernet, Thomson-CSF (France)
Gregoire M. Eumurian, Thomson-CSF (France)
Claude Imhoff, Thomson-CSF (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1539:
Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '91
Paul A. Jaanimagi, Editor(s)

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