7th International Workshop on Laser Ranging Instrumentation

Matera, Italy
October 2-6, 1989

Proceedings Documentation:

  • Full proceedings document (PDF | 18 Mbytes)
  • Pages i-103 (PDF | 3.4 Mbytes)
  • Pages 104-188 (PDF | 2.7 Mbytes)
  • Pages 189-316 (PDF | 4.0 Mbytes)
  • Pages 317-430 (PDF | 3.4 Mbytes)

Scientific results. Requirements and Goals

  • Cenci, A., Fermi, M., Sciaretta, C., "Precise geostationary orbit determination using SLR: an application with Meteosat-P2", p. 9
  • Boudon, Y., Nobili. A., Metris, G., Veillet, C., Wytrzyszczak, I., Barlier, F., "First results from laser ranging data to Meteosat-P2 interest for project COGEOS", p. 17

International Cooperation

  • Veillet, Ch., "LASSO the European phase Aug. 88 - Sept.89", p. 27
  • Schlueter, W., Seeger, H., "Status report on the EUREF-GPS observation campaign", p. 33

Station Status and Developments

  • Pearlman, M., "A report on the Coolfont meeting NASA Solid Earth Sciences (SES) program", p. 41
  • Pearlman, M., "A report on the Topex/Poseidon mission NASA Solid Earth Sciences (SES) program", p. 47
  • Mei Suisheng, Shen Renji. Chen Daonan. Guan Zhenhua, "The third-generation SLR system made by NCRIEO", p. 51
  • Yang, F.M., Tan, D.T., Xiao, C.K., "Upgrading of Shanghai SLR station", p. 57
  • Hamal, K., Cech, M., Jelinkova, H., Novotny, A., Prochazka, I., Baghos, B.B., Helali, Y.E., Tawadros, M.Y., "Interkosmos satellite laser station Helwan - version single pulse/semitrain", p. 65
  • Grunwaldt. L., Neubert, R., del Pino, J., "Status and performances of the SBG laser radar stations Potsdam and Santiago de Cuba", p. 73
  • Kokurin, Ju. L., Kurbasov, V.V., Lobanov, V.F., Sukhanovsky, A. N., Shubin, S.G., "The network of laser ranging stations 'Crimea' ", p. 77
  • Banni. A., "Status of the Cagliari SLR station and the Lasso experiment", p. 85
  • Sperber. P., Wilson, P., "Status report of the modular, transportable laser ranging system MTLRS # 1", p. 89
  • Paunonen, M., "Status of the satellite laser ranging system at Metsahovi", p. 97
  • Klockler, P., Schidknecht, T., Gurtner, W., Pop. E., "1989 station report and estimate of systematic errors Zimmerwald satellite observation station", p. 105
  • Kirchner, G., "Laser station Graz main activities and results of the last two years", p. 123
  • Dassing, R., Hoppe, W., Muller, W., Schlueter, W., Stoeger. R., Schreiber, U., "Status report on the satellite laser system at Wettzell", p. 131
  • Dassing, R., Schlueter, W., Schreiber, U., "Status report on the new Wettzell laser ranging system (WRLS)", p. 135
  • Pierron, F., Cuot, E., Hatat, J.L., Laplanche, M., Paris, J., "The Grasse satellite laser ranging station status, results and future", p. 141
  • Veillet, Ch., Bois, E., Chabaudie, J.E., Dumoulin, C., Feraudy, D., Glentzlin, M., Mangin, J.F., PhamVan, J., Torre, J. M., "The CERGA lunar laser ranging station", p. 149

Laser technology

  • Hyde, R., "Some consequences of using very short pulses for Satellite Laser Ranging", p. 159
  • Paunonen, M., Kertesz, I., "A mode-locked Nd:YAG laser using a self-filtering unstable resonator and passive co-operative dye and LiF:F2- switches", p. 161
  • Paunonen, M., "Cavity dumping of a mode-locked self-filtering unstable resonator Nd:YAG laser", p. 167
  • Gabetta, G., Hamal, K., Jelinkova, H., Marek, J., Reali, G.C., Valach, P., "Powerful picosecond pulses from a mode-locked SFUR Neodimium laser for laser ranging", p. 173
  • Malvicini, C., Ferrario, A., Gabetta, G., Banfi, G.P., Reali, G.C., "Compact and reliable SFUR mode-locked active-passive Nd:YAG laser for satellite ranging", p. 181
  • Cavalcabo, G., Fiorina, L., Zanzottera, E., Reali, G.C., "High power doubled and tripled ML Nd:YAG laser for laser ranging", p. 189
  • Cech, M., "Pulse selector for short laser resonator", p. 195


  • Cova, S., Ghioni, M., Lacaita, A., Ripamonti, G., "Avalanche photodiodes optimized for single-photon detection", p. 201
  • Hamal, K., Prochazka, I., "Prospect of laser ranging using a semitrain versus a single pulse", p. 209
  • Mangin, J.F., Dumoulin, C., Veillet, C. "Avalanche photodiode detection at 1.06 micrometer", p. 215
  • Prochazka, I., Hamal, K., Sopko, B., "Photodiode based dectector package for centimeter satellite ranging", p. 219
  • Grunwaldt, L., Neubert, R., Ya, L., "Operational characteristics of commercial silicon avalanche photodiodes for use as laser radar receivers", p. 223
  • Schreiber, U., Brandl, N., Feil, D., Haufe, K.H., "The application of Semiconductor detectors in the WLRS", p. 233
  • Neumann, Z., "Comparisons of the theoretical and measured properties for avalanche photodiode", p. 241

Multiple wavelength ranging

  • Prochazka, I., Hamal, K., Jelinkova, H., " Two wavelength range difference jitter limit", p. 249
  • Hamal, K., Prochazka, I., Schelev, M., Lozovoi, V., Postovalow, V., "Modular streak camera for laser ranging", p. 255
  • Veillet, C., Mangin, J.F., Torre, J.M., "First two colour ranging results at CERGA LLR station", p. 261

Epoch and event timing

  • Lacaita, A., Cova, S., Ripamonti, G., Ghioni. M., "Single photon timing at picosecond resolution with silicon detectors", p. 269
  • Kielek, W.A., Jarkowski, J., Wygoda, S., "Few ps jitter 100 MHz time base for time interval measurements -Design and measurements", p. 277
  • Kalisz, J., Pelka, R., "Advanced time-interval digitizer with pc control and automatic calibration", p. 285
  • Kielek, W. A., "Some results for few- and multi-photoelectron received signal processing", p. 293


  • Appleby, G.M., Matthews, W.E., "An analysis of range calibration values from the UK SLR system, 1985-1989", p. 303
  • Banni, A., Proverbio, E., Quesada, V., "Correction of laser tracking data for vertical and horizontal refraction", p. 311

Mobile systems technology

  • Sperber. P., Hessels, U., Motz, R., "Technical Aspects of the MTLRS # 1 Upgrade", p. 319
  • Beek, W., Otten, K., " MTLRS-2 upgrade", p. 329
  • Fibbi, M., Mariani, A., "Telescope for satellite laser ranging transportable stations", p. 337
  • Hurnik, H., Offierski, J., Osinski, J., "Sending-receiving telescope for the mobile laser", p. 345
  • Pierron, F., Kasser, M., "The French highly mobile laser system", p. 351
  • Cech, M., Novotny, A., "Satellite laser radar electronics based on IBM PC computer", p. 357

Recent software developments

  • Cenci, A., Fermi, M., Sciarretta, C., Caporali, A., "The dilution of precision (DOP) technique", p. 367
  • Schillak, S., Butkiewicz, E., Offierski, J.W., "Software for Borowiec laser ranging station", p. 377
  • Konig, R., "Predictions for ERS-1", p. 355
  • Cenci, A., Garramone, L., Bianco, G., Pernice, B., Sylos Labini, G., "The time and frequency system at the Matera Space Geodesy Center", p. 393
  • Prochazka, I., "Mode locked semitrain laser ranging data processing software", p. 405
  • Valach, P., "Streak camera full frame image processing", p. 409