The Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA), developed for the 2009 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission, is designed to measure the Moon’s topography via laser ranging. A description of the LOLA optical system and its measured optical performance during instrument-level and spacecraft-level integration and testing are presented.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Remote Sensing and Sensors
Original Manuscript: January 15, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2009
Published: May 22, 2009
Luis Ramos-Izquierdo, V. Stanley Scott III, Joseph Connelly, Stephen Schmidt, William Mamakos, Jeffrey Guzek, Carlton Peters, Peter Liiva, Michael Rodriguez, John Cavanaugh, and Haris Riris, "Optical system design and integration of the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter," Appl. Opt. 48, 3035-3049 (2009)