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Development, qualification, and integration of the optical fiber array assemblies for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Author(s): Melanie N. Ott; Robert Switzer; Richard Chuska; Frank LaRocca; William Joe Thomes Jr.; Shawn MacMurphy
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Paper Abstract

The NASA Goddard Fiber Optics Team in the Electrical Engineering Division of the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate designed, developed and integrated the space flight optical fiber array hardware for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The two new assemblies that were designed and manufactured at GSFC for the LRO exist in configurations that are unique in the world for the application of ranging and LIDAR. Described here is an account of the journey and the lessons learned from design to integration for the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter and the Laser Ranging Application on the LRO.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7095, Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments II, 70950P (26 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.797216
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Melanie N. Ott, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert Switzer, MEI Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Richard Chuska, MEI Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Frank LaRocca, MEI Technologies, Inc. (United States)
William Joe Thomes Jr., MEI Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Shawn MacMurphy, MEI Technologies, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7095:
Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments II
Edward W. Taylor; David A. Cardimona, Editor(s)

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