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Laser Ranging Systems Calibration And Practical Error Sources
Author(s): Thomas S. Johnson
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Paper Abstract

The theoretical performance of laser ranging systems is easily determined with appropriate analysis and the correct ranging link parameters. Few systems achieve this performance in real ranging situations because of unexpected variations in the link parameters. The practical effects of such parameters as pulse modulation, coherent fading, detection error, atmospheric propagation error and calibration techniques on the accuracy of the range measurement will be discussed.

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Date Published: 11 September 1978
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0134, Photo- and Electro-Optics in Range Instrumentation, (11 September 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956097
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Thomas S. Johnson, NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0134:
Photo- and Electro-Optics in Range Instrumentation
Walter J. Carrion; Jed E. Durrenberger; Richard K. Petersen; John Cornell, Editor(s)

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