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Detection capability analysis of lunar retroreflector
Author(s): Xue Dong; You Zhao; Zhongwei Fan; Jin Yu; Yunfeng Ma
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Paper Abstract

The Lunar Laser Ranging (LLR) System is a part of the Lunar Exploration. It is used to detect the photons reflected by the retroreflector on the moon, and to accurately calculate range from the earth to the moon at a certain time, so as to improve the pointing precision of the telescope and correct the lunar orbit. The data is indispensable for other research about the moon. This paper not only analyses the main factors (the performance of chosen telescope, the power of laser used in LLR, the capability of detector) in affecting the detection capability of the Lunar Laser Ranging system, but also analyses the whole detection capability under the situation of all parts of an apparatus that could be attainable around the international areas. At last, the economic, feasible, with high performance-to-price ratio supporting programs are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 November 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8201, 2011 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optoelectronic Measurement Technology and Systems, 820114 (30 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.913047
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Xue Dong, Changchun Institute of Optics Fine Mechanics and Physics (China)
Graduate Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
National Astronomical Observatories (China)
You Zhao, National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Zhongwei Fan, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China)
Jin Yu, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China)
Yunfeng Ma, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8201:
2011 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optoelectronic Measurement Technology and Systems
Xinyong Dong; Xiaoyi Bao; Perry Ping Shum; Tiegen Liu, Editor(s)

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