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Some peculiarities in determining the range of the earth's surface with spaceborne lidar Balkan-1 from the Mir space station
Author(s): Yuri S. Balin; Alexander A. Tikhomirov; Vladimir E. Mel'nikov
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Paper Abstract

We consider here some peculiarities in ranging with a space- based lidar 'Balkan-1' of the ocean surface for two modes of the space station 'Mir' orientation used during lidar measurement sessions. To demonstrate the peculiarities we have analyzed regular and random fluctuations of the lidar optical axis position in space that occurred in the measured sessions conducted. Analysis made allows us to discuss possible causes of the systematic difference between the ballistic calculated data on range and the values of slant range measured with the lidar in both modes of the station orientation.

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Date Published: 22 December 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3218, Laser Radar Ranging and Atmospheric Lidar Techniques, (22 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.295648
Show Author Affiliations
Yuri S. Balin, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Alexander A. Tikhomirov, Institute of Design and Technology Optics (Russia)
Vladimir E. Mel'nikov, Energiya Space Rocket Corp. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3218:
Laser Radar Ranging and Atmospheric Lidar Techniques
Ulrich Schreiber; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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