By Topic

The center-of-mass correction of the geodetic satellite AJISAI for single-photon laser ranging

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Otsubo, T. ; Commun. Res. Lab., Minist. of Posts & Telecommun., Tokyo, Japan ; Amagai, J. ; Kunimori, H.

Detection timing of laser pulse returned from the satellite AJISAI is modeled for a single-photon laser ranging system. The average distribution of ten thousand return pulses simulated under their model agrees well with the distribution of residuals of full-rate range data taken from Herstmonceux station that uses the single-photon detection concept. Their model indicates that the center-of-mass correction for AJISAI will differ by 28 mm between multiphoton detection and single-photon detection. The ranging data of AJISAI and LAGEOS satellites from 1995-1996 was analyzed to estimate the range bias for each laser station, and Herstmonceux station was found to have a 26 mm difference between AJISAI and LAGEOS. The other multiphoton stations have smaller differences. The results show that the difference between the multiphoton system and the single-photon system is detected and close to that predicted by our AJISAI model

Published in:

Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 4 )