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Use of laser radar for small space object experiments
Author(s): Victor H. Hasson; Francis J. Corbett; Mark A. Kovacs; Michael Groden; Daniel O. Hogenboom; Gordon L. Dryden; Richard H. Pohle; Claude R. Phipps; Deborah Werling; Stanley R. Czyzak; John D. Gonglewski; Jonathan W. Campbell
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Paper Abstract

This report briefly reviews the development, capabilities, and current status of pulsed high-power coherent CO2 laser radar systems at the Maui Space Surveillance System (MSSS), HI, for acquisition, tracking, and sizing of orbiting objects. There are two HICLASS systems, one integrated to the 0.6 m Laser Beam Director and one just integrated Summer 2000 to the 3.7 m Advanced E-O System (AEOS). This new system takes full advantage of the large AEOS aperture to substantially improve the ladar range and sensitivity. These improvements make the AEOS HICLASS system potentially suitable for tracking and characterization experiments of small < 30 cm objects in low-earth-orbits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4091, Imaging Technology and Telescopes, (31 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405796
Show Author Affiliations
Victor H. Hasson, Textron Systems Corp. (United States)
Francis J. Corbett, Textron Systems Corp. (United States)
Mark A. Kovacs, Textron Systems Corp. (United States)
Michael Groden, Textron Systems Corp. (United States)
Daniel O. Hogenboom, Textron Systems Corp. (United States)
Gordon L. Dryden, Textron Systems Corp. (United States)
Richard H. Pohle, Textron Systems Corp. (United States)
Claude R. Phipps, Photonic Associates (United States)
Deborah Werling, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Stanley R. Czyzak, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
John D. Gonglewski, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Jonathan W. Campbell, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4091:
Imaging Technology and Telescopes
James W. Bilbro; James B. Breckinridge; Mark J. Eckart; James B. Breckinridge; Richard A. Carreras; Richard A. Carreras; James W. Bilbro; Stanley R. Czyzak; Robert D. Fiete; Mark J. Eckart; Robert D. Fiete; Paul S. Idell, Editor(s)

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