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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 1990
  • pp: 3597–3602

Pulse spreading and range correction analysis for satellite laser ranging

Jon A. Schwartz  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 25, pp. 3597-3602 (1990)

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The pulse spreading resulting from light detection and ranging measurements of the range to earth-orbiting is described. An analysis quantifying this pulse spreading and the calculation of corrections to be satellites to the lidar range determination of satellites is detailed.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 15, 1990
Published: September 1, 1990

Jon A. Schwartz, "Pulse spreading and range correction analysis for satellite laser ranging," Appl. Opt. 29, 3597-3602 (1990)

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