An automatic tracking apparatus based on a pulsed laser and characterized by space and time quantifications is presented. Taking into account the statistical nature of the returns, we have been able to optimize the tracking system control functions and to increase their performance.
Michel Staron, "Control Optimization of a Laser Automatic Tracking System: Influence of the Space-Time Returns of the Echoes," Appl. Opt. 11, 285-290 (1972)