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Study of two-dimensional scanning LIDAR for planetary explorer
Author(s): Takahide Mizuno; Makoto Mita; Yasuhiro Kajikawa; Norihide Takeyama; Hirokazu Ikeda; Kousuke Kawahara
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Paper Abstract

A LIDAR system is an important navigation sensor that can make the long range distance measurements necessary to rendezvous with and touchdown on a target asteroid. More efficient mapping of a planetary surface requires the function of two-dimensional scanning for the purposes of navigation and scientific observation. In this report, we propose a novel scanning system for LIDAR that has a relatively large aperture diameter for long range measurement. The large aperture of the receiver telescope and a frictionless mechanism are realized by means of novel optics and MEMS technology. This report introduces an outline of the two-dimensional scanning LIDAR system and reports the results of fundamental experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7106, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XII, 71061A (9 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.800791
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Takahide Mizuno, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Makoto Mita, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Yasuhiro Kajikawa, Tokyo Denki Univ. (Japan)
Norihide Takeyama, Genesia Corp. (Japan)
Hirokazu Ikeda, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Kousuke Kawahara, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7106:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XII
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda; Shahid Habib, Editor(s)

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