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The simulator of single photon counting planetary altimeter
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Paper Abstract

We are presenting new achievements in single photon counting altimeter simulator. The existing planetary altimeter simulator proposed for operational range 400 to 1400 km with one meter range has been extended by multiple target situation - simple clouds model and by some basic interaction with terrain profile map. The new design cooperating with map system and results of the photon counting laser altimeter simulator are presented. The simulator is designed to be a theoretical and numerical complement for a Laser Altimeter Technology Demonstrator of the space borne laser altimeter for planetary studies built on our university. The simulator is useful complement for any photon counting altimeter both for altimeter design and for measured data analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2008
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7081, Earth Observing Systems XIII, 70811E (20 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.795565
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Josef Blazej, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Ivan Prochazka, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7081:
Earth Observing Systems XIII
James J. Butler; Jack Xiong, Editor(s)

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