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New rangefinder system for microsatellite
Author(s): Stefania Mattei; Maria Rosaria Santovito; Antonio Moccia
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Paper Abstract

CO.RI.S.T.A. (Consortium of Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems) performed a feasibility study funded by Italian Space Agency (ASI) to develop a rangefinder system as payload for microsatellite. The satellite considered for the study is UNISAT, an Italian academic satellite. The studied rangefinder offers the possibility to correct the systematic error of stereoscopic images acquired by MHRRC camera (Miniaturised High-Resolution Reconnaissance Camera) integrated on board the satellite. In order to carry out a compact and reliable altimeter for satellite UNISAT a review and comparison have been made with rangefinder systems both for the microwaves (radar systems) and for the visible infrared wavelength range (laser systems). A pulsed laser altimeter system based on Time Of Flight measurement appears the more suitable for the aforementioned application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 January 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5240, Laser Radar Technology for Remote Sensing, (12 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.510672
Show Author Affiliations
Stefania Mattei, Consortium of Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)
Maria Rosaria Santovito, Consortium of Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)
Antonio Moccia, Consortium of Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5240:
Laser Radar Technology for Remote Sensing
Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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