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Application of the PPPP method for the determination of DLR pointing, tip/tilt, and wavefront errors
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Paper Abstract

Optimal transmission of pulsed laser energy to a target is essential for the maximization of reflected signal power in Debris Laser Ranging (DLR) systems. We describe the use of the PPPP measurement technique to allow compensation for both wavefront aberration, tip/tilt and errors arising from misalignment of the transmit and receive optical axes. This paper provides an update on the bistatic Wavefronts Obtained by Measuring Beam-profiles through Atmospheric Turbulence (WOMBAT) trial1 conducted with the EOS Space Systems 1.8m DLR system2 on Mt Stromlo, Australia, using an adjacent telescope to observe the 170 Hz PPPP intensity profiles.

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Date Published: 3 January 2020
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 11203, Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019, 112030M (3 January 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2539977
Show Author Affiliations
James Webb, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Nazim Ali Bharmal, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Craig Smith, EOS Defence Systems Pty. Ltd. (Australia)
Huizhe Yang, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Mark Blundell, EOS Space Systems Pty. Ltd. (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11203:
Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019
Simon C. Ellis; Céline d'Orgeville, Editor(s)

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