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Precision Long-Range Laser Ranging System
Author(s): George A. Economou; L. C. Mackey; Stanley A. Snyder
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Paper Abstract

Five precision Mobile Optical Mount Systems (MOMS) are being built for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. They will be used for laser ranging to satellites with retroreflectors. The MOMS system consists of a precision servoed mount with a 30-inch aperture receiver telescope and 4-inch aperture Coude mirror transmit optics system with the entire system in a 45-foot long trailer which also houses the main laser in a clean room. Design and test data will be presented for major system parameters including optical characteristics, structural resonances, mount geometry, servo system bandwidth, smoothness and accuracy, and the Coude transmit mirror alignment, and monitoring system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1978
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0134, Photo- and Electro-Optics in Range Instrumentation, (11 September 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956100
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George A. Economou, Contraves Goerz Corporation (United States)
L. C. Mackey, Contraves Goerz Corporation (United States)
Stanley A. Snyder, Contraves Goerz Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0134:
Photo- and Electro-Optics in Range Instrumentation
Walter J. Carrion; Jed E. Durrenberger; Richard K. Petersen; John Cornell, Editor(s)

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