SATELLITE LASER RANGING

Satellite laser ranging (SLR) involves firing and directing a very short laser pulse to reflect off a target satellite, usually off a retro-reflector. Measurement of the round trip time of flight is then used to determine the instantaneous distance from the telescope reference point and reflection point. Many such measurements are taken as the satellite passes overhead. The accuracy of these measurements is better than 5mm over distances up to 20,000km.

EOS, Electro Optic Systems, Satellite Laser Ranging

EOS SPACE SYSTEMS SATELLITE LASER RANGING

EOS, Electro Optic Systems, Defence and Space Technology Company

EOS SLR System Features:

  • Eye safe operation even with high power lasers
  • Multiple aircraft safety systems
  • Self calibrating at the picosecond level
  • Automated or remote controlled
  • Ranging to high and low satellites with millimetre resolution
  • Picosecond timing systems
  • High temporal resolution (kHz) tracking
  • Network synchronized tracking and simultaneous tracking of multiple satellites
  • Standard systems of 1m aperture with other sizes by negotiation
  • Weatherproof in operation
  • ISO 9001 quality.
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