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Measurement of the lidar cross sections of cube corner arrays for laser ranging of satellitesThe satellite coordinate system necessary to describe the location and orientation of each cube corner in the array is discussed. The method of optical testing is described along with the gain function, and computational methods for deriving the gain function and experimental values for it. The velocity aberration is derived as a function of satellite orbit, a complete method for cross section evaluation is described, and finally the radar equation is described.
Document ID
19750012635
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Authors
Minott, P. O. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1974
Subject Category
LASERS AND MASERS
Report/Patent Number
X-722-74-301
NASA-TM-X-70863
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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