6th International Workshop on Laser Ranging Instrumentation

Antibes, France
September 22-26, 1986

Proceedings Documentation:

  • Full proceedings document (PDF | 13 Mbytes)
    • Volume 1 (PDF | 7 Mbytes)
    • Volume 2 (PDF | 7 Mbytes)

Scientific Results and Future Goals of Laser Ranging

  • Ciufolini, I., "New Relativistic Measurements With Laser Ranged Satellites", p. 1

Normal Points

  • Kolenkiewiez, R., Dunn, P. J., Eanes, R. J., Johnson, R., "Comparison Of Lageos Satellite Ranging Normal Points", p. 11

Satellite Mobile Stations

  • Varghese, T., Heinick, M., "Sub Cm Multiphotoelectron Satellite Laser Ranging", p. 21
  • Varghese, T., Seery, P., Donovan, H., Patterson, D., "TLRS-1; System Upgrade and Performance Results", p. 33
  • Sasaki, N., Suzaki, Y., "Satellite Laser Ranging System at the Simosato Hydrographic Observatory and the Transportable System, HTLRS", p. 45
  • Wen-Yao, Z., De Tong, T., "Progress in SLR at Shanghai Observatory", p. 59
  • Hamal, K., Cech, M., Jelinkova, H., "Interkosmos Laser Radar, Version Mode Locked Train", p. 69
  • Pierron, F., et al., "Upgrades And New Developments On Satellite Laser Ranging Station From Grasse", p. 73
  • Grunwaldt, L., Fischer, H., Neubert, R., "The SBG Laser Radar Stations Potsdam and Santiago de Cuba, Status And Performance Report", p. 93
  • Neubert, R., Ritschel, B., Grunwaldt, L., "Ambiguity and Resolution of a Mode-Locked Pulse Train Laser Radar", p. 98
  • Hamal, K., Prochazka, I., "3. Generation Laser Radar, Version Mode Locked Train Proposal", p. 109
  • Banni, A., Capoccia, V., "The New Satellite Laser Ranging System at Cagliari Observatory", p. 113
  • Kloeckler, P., Schildknecht, Th., "Zimmerwald Satellite Observation Station", p. 123

Lunar And Combined

  • Veillet, Ch., Chabaudie, J. E., Dumoulin, Ch., Feraudy, D., Langlois, J. G., Mangin, J.F., Pham-Van, J., Torre, J.M., "The New CERGA LLR Station", p. 129
  • White, M. L., "Recent Improvements and Future Plans at The University of Hawaii Lunar and Satellite Ranging Station", p. 135
  • Wiant, J., R., Shelus, P.J., "The McDonald Observatory Laser Ranging Station: MLRS", p. 139
  • Alley, C. O., Bowman, S.R., Rayner, J.D., Wang, B.C., Yang, F.M., "First Lunar Ranging Results from The University of Maryland Research Station at the 1.2M Telescope of the GSFC", p. 625

Detectors Solid State And Pmt

  • Prochazka, I., "Start Detector For The Mode Locked Train Laser Radar", p. 145
  • Neubert, R., Ritschel, R., Grunwaldt, L., "Ambiguity and Resolution of a Mode Locked Pulse Train Laser Radar", p. 149
  • Prochazka, I., Hamal, K., Gaignebet, J., "Microchannel/Dynode Photomultipliers Comparison Experiment", p. 161
  • Neumann, Z., "Detectors For III Generation Laser Ranging Systems", p. 165
  • Bowman, S. R., Shih, Y. H., Alley, C.O., "The Use Of Geiger Mode Avalanche Photodiodes For Precise Laser Ranging at Very Low Light Levels: an Experimental Evaluation", p. 173
  • Hamal, K., Jelinkova, H., Prochazka, I., Sopko, B., "Single Photon Solid State Detector for Ranging at Room Temperature", p. 185
  • Kielek, W. A., " 'Constant Fraction' Discriminators in Few and Multiphotoelectron Laser Ranging", p. 89

Timing And Epoch

  • Greene, B., A., "Calibration Of Sub-Picoseconds Timing Systems", p. 197
  • Dachel, P., et al. "Recent Advances In The GLTN Timing And Frequency Instrumentation", p. 205
  • Steggerda, C.A., "The Development of a Dual Frequency Event Timer", p. 225


  • Hamal, K., Jelinkova, H., "Saturable Dye For 1.06 microns", p. 243
  • Jelinkova, H., Valach, P., del Pino, J., "Spatial Structure of the Doubled Nd:YAG Laser Transmitter Beam", p. 251
  • Jiyu, L., "Some Special Requirements to Lasers for Satellite Laser Ranging", p. 261

Optics, Tracking And Mounts

  • Bowman, S. R., Rayner, J.R., Alley, C.O., "Analysis and Performance of a Passive Polarization Telescope Coupling Switch For Lunar Laser Ranging", p. 273
  • Feng, H., Xiong, Y., Zhang, Y., Wang, J., "An Accurate Test of the Azimuth Axis of a 1.2M Alt-AZ Telescope Mount for the Lunar Laser Ranging and the Analysis of the Results", p. 281
  • White, M., L., "Double Peak Polarized Interference Filters", p. 289
  • Korakitis, R., "Effects of Telescope Design on Laser Beam Pointing Accuracy", p. 297


  • Varghese, T., "System Characterization of Moblas-7 for Colocation with TLRS-1 & -2", p. 311
  • Appler, R., "Calibration Error Sources", p. 323
  • Greene, B. A., "Calibration Of Sub-Millimeter Precision Satellite Laser Ranging Systems", p. 331
  • Kloeckler, P. Schildknecht, Th., "Measuring and Modelling Pulse Discriminator Amplitude Dependence", p. 343
  • Junginger, H., Beek, W., "MTLRS Ground Tests ", p. 357
  • Rayner, J. D., Bowman, S. R., Alley, C.O., Yang, F. M., "Zero Range Realtime Calibration", p. 373
  • Hamal, K., Prochazka, I., "System Stability Using Mode Locked Train", p. 377
  • Jiyu, L., "Satellite Laser Ranging Errors", p. 379

Software Benchmarking and Colocation

  • Pearlman, M. R., "Some Current Issues on Laser Collocations", p. 399
  • Cenci, A., "Management of The Laser Ranging Systems Colocation", p. 409
  • Van Loon, D. L. F., "Eccentricity Vectors for Colocation Purposes", p. 441
  • Husson, V., Edge, D., "Polyquick Collocation Analysis", p. 453
  • Caporali, A., "Colocation Data Analysis Dynamical Approach", p. 467
  • Kolenkiewicz, R., Husson, V., Martin, Ch., Poulose, S., Abresch, M., Doyle, K., "GEODYN Collocation Analysis and its Comparison with Polyquick", p. 481

Rapid On Site Determination of the Earth Rotation

  • Shelus, P. J., Ricklefs, R.L., "Real Time, On Site Earth Orientation Parameter Generation at the MLRS Using Laser Ranging Data", p. 493
  • Appleby, G. M., Sinclair, A.T., "A Note on the use of the CSR LAGEOS Ephemerides", p.499
  • Veillet, Ch., Feraudy, D., Pham-Van, J., "Real Time UTO Determination At CERGA LLR Station", p. 507
  • Shelus, P.J., "A Simple Software Scheduling Tool for Efficient Observing
  • Operations At a Lunar /LAGEOS Laser Ranging Station", p. 511

High Average Power and New Lasers New Satellites

  • Bowman, S. R., Ding, L.M., Alley, C.O., "A Neodymium YAG Active Mirror for the Amplification of Mode Locked Laser Pulses", p. 523
  • Sasaki, M., "Japanese Geodetic Satellite 'AJISAI' Launched in August 1986", p. 527
  • Yang, Y. M., "The Proposal of Strictly Simultaneous Satellite Laser Ranging", p. 549

Two Wavelength Systems and Streak Cameras

  • Prochaska, I., Hamal, K., "Streak Camera Based Laser Radar Receiver: Its Performance and
    ", p. 559
  • Gaignebet, J., Baumont, F., Hatat, J. L., Hamal, K., Jelinkova, H., Prochazka, I., "Two Wavelength Ranging on Ground Target Using Nd:YAG 2HG and Raman 0.68 Micron Pulses", p. 565
  • Prochaska, I., Hamal, K., "Picosecond Laser Ranging Using Photodiode", p. 577
  • Greene, B. A., Herring, T., "Multiple Wavelength Laser Ranging", p. 581
  • Guerin, , F., Cerutti-Maori, G., "Problems Induced by Multicolor Telemetry on Laser Retrorefiector Development", p. 593