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From long range to high precision: pushing the limits of pulsed-time-of-flight measurement
Author(s): Martin Pfennigbauer; Bettina Möbius; Andreas Ullrich; João Pereira do Carmo
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Paper Abstract

We present experimental results on two breadboard systems developed within ESA contracts dealing with a long-range rendezvous and docking sensor on one hand and a high precision relative attitude control sensor on the other. A rendezvous and docking sensor to be used in a Mars sample return mission has been developed and recently tested over a range of 5 km. A high-speed 3-D laser scanner with range noise below 1 mm was realized and demonstrated. A critical assessment of the performance and potential for further developments of both systems is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7684, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XV, 768419 (29 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.849645
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Martin Pfennigbauer, RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH (Austria)
Bettina Möbius, Jena-Optronik GmbH (Germany)
Andreas Ullrich, RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH (Austria)
João Pereira do Carmo, European Space Agency (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7684:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XV
Monte D. Turner; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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