9th International Workshop on Laser Ranging Instrumentation

Canberra, Australia
November 7-11, 1994

Proceedings Documentation:

  • Volume 1 proceedings document (PDF | 10 Mbytes)
  • Volume 1 addendum proceedings document (PDF | 10 Mbytes)
  • Volume 2 proceedings document (PDF | 10 Mbytes)
  • Volume 3 proceedings document (PDF | 11 Mbytes)

Future Science Applications

  • Degnan, J.J.,"30 Years of SLR" (invited paper), p. 8.
  • Reigber, Ch., Konig, R.,"Gravity and Atmosphere Model Aspects by the Low Altitude Target GFZ-1" p. 22.
  • Sugimoto, N., Minato, A., "The Retroreflector in Space (RIS) - A New Facility for SLR", p 32
  • Kasser, M., Lund, G., "A New Concept of Spatial Retroreflectors for High Precision Satellite Laser Ranging", p. 39
  • Arimoto, Y., Azaki, V., "Space Laser Communication Experiments at CRL and Their Cooperation With SLR", p.50
  • Souilhac, D., Billerey, D., "Free Space CO2 Laser Communications", p 59

Target Signature and Biases

  • Neubert, R., "An Analytical Model of Spherical Satellite Signature" p. 82
  • Appleby, G., Gibbs, P., "Monitoring Potential Range Biases in Single-Photon SLR Systems", p. 92
  • Prochazka, I., Blazej, J., "Target Characterization Using Single Photon Laser Ranging on SPAD" p. 103
  • Kirchner, G.,Koidl, F., "Determination of Satellite Signatures and SPAD Time Walk Effects in Graz", p. 107
  • Schreiber, U., Maier, W., Haufe, K.H., Kreigel, B., "Properties of Avalanche Photodiodes" p. 113
  • Husson, V., Horvath, J., Eanes, R., "System Characterization of the NASA SLR Network", p.121
  • Eanes, R., Bettadpur, S., Ries, J., "Mulit-satellite Laser Range Residual Analysis for Quality Control of the SLR Network", p. 131
  • Vassiliev, V., Gusev, L., Degnan, J., Shargorodsky, V., "Experimental Verification of the Fizeau Effect Influence on the Reflected Beam Direction in Satellite Laser Ranging", P. 147

New Mobile Stations

  • Abele, M., Balodis, J., Kalnins, A., Rubans, A., Vjaters, J., West, O., Zarinjsh, A., "Portable Satellite Laser Ranging System", p. 160
  • Suzaki, Y., Aikawa, K., Yamaguchi, T., "Transportable Satellite Laser Ranging System", p. 167
  • Xia Zhizhong, Cai Qingfu, Ye Wenwei, Wang Linhua, Guo Tangyoug, Xiao Hong Shan, "A Developing Transportable Laser Ranging System in China (CTLRS)", p. 176
  • Sperber, P., Schlueter, W., Boer, A., Dassing, R., Hase, H., Kilger, R., "The Transportable Integrated Geodetic Observatory (TIGO)", p.183
  • Braakman, H., van der Kraan, M., Visser, H., van der Zwan, B.A., Sperber, P. "TIGO-SLR Opto-Mechanical Configuration", p.198
  • Vermaat, E., Offierski, J.W., "TIGO-SLR Control System" p.207

New Fixed Stations

  • Clement, A., Gilbreath, G., Fugate, R., Spinhirne, J., Degnan, J., "Naval Research Laboratory's Satellite Laser Ranging Capability at the Phillips Laboratory Starfire Optical Range", p. 218
  • Hamal, K., Prochazka, I., Tawadros, M., Mikhail, J., "Helwan 2 Satellite Laser Ranging Station", p. 231
  • Paunonen, M., "Status of Satellite Laser Ranging at Metsahovi", p. 238
  • Schreiber, U., Brandl, N., Haufe, K., Herold, G., Groschel, M., Feil, D., Dassing, R., Rottcher, K., Stoger, R., Kahn, R., Pochert, G., Teichmann, M., Vogel, A., Klotke, Y., "Status Report on WLRS", p. 242
  • Tangiang Wang, "Current Status of Beijing SLR Station", p. 246
  • Bianco, G., Varghese, T., "The Matera Laser Ranging Observatory: Current Status", p. 258
  • Schillak, S., Latka, J., Bartoszak, J., Schillak, D., Zapasnik, S., "Status Report on the Boroviec Laser Ranging Systems", p. 264

Timing Devices and Calibration

  • Gibbs, P., Sinclair, A., "Investigation of a Small Range-Dependent Bias of Two Stanford SR620 Time Interval Counters", p. 272
  • Ingold, J., Eichinger, R., Donovan, H., Varghese, T., Dewey, W., Degnan J. "GPS Steered Rubidium Frequency Standard for the NASA SLR Network", p. 277

Lunar Laser Ranging

  • Veillet, C., Chabaudie, J., Feraudy, D., Fridelance, P., Glentzlin, M., Mangin, J., Pham-Van, J., Samain, E., Torre, J., "LLR at OCA: On the Way to a Millimetric Accuracy", p. 292
  • Shelus, P., Ricklefs, R., Ries, J., Whipple, A., Wiant, J., "Lunar Laser Ranging at McDonald Observatory: An Upgrade to Start the 2nd Quarter Century", p. 295
  • Veillet, C., Torre, J., "Ranging the Moon with Two PC's, p. 300
  • Schreiber, U., Haufe, K., Mangin, J., Torre, J., Veillet, C., "Operating the APD SP114 at the LLR Station in Grasse", p. 303

Eyesafe Systems

  • Degnan, J., "SLR 2000: An Automated, Eyesafe Satellite Ranging Station for the Future", p. 312

Data Analysis and Models

  • Smith, D., Kolenkiewicz, R., Torrence, M., Robbins, J., Dunn, P.,"Four Dimensional Tracking Station Positioning from SLR Data", p. 326
  • Sasaki, M., Futjia, M.,"Inter-Continental Plate Motions Derived from SLR Analysis" p. 333
  • Peltzer, A., Gilbreath, G., Roberts, D., Barnds, W., "Study to Determine the Accuracy in Orbital Analysis of TOPEX Using a Single SLR Site", p. 346
  • Bianco, G., Cenci, A., Devoti, R., Fermi, M., Luceri, C., Rutigliano, P., Sciarretta, C. "ERS-1 Precise Orbit Determination with SLR Data", p. 357
  • Dunn, P., Torrence, M., "Geophysical Signal or Instrument Noise?", p. 364
  • Konig, R., Chen, A., "Probable Qualities of GFZ-1 Orbit Predictions", p. 371
  • Sinclair, A., "An Assessment of the IRV Model for Very Low and Very High Satellites", p. 381

Detectors and Spectral Filters

  • Wiant, J., "Installing and Testing an APD at the MLRS", p. 390
  • Grunwaldt, L., Fischer, H., "Field Experience with Various Detector Types at SLR-Station Potsdam", p. 393
  • Sperber, P., Motz, R., Schotz, P., Maberry, M., Zane. R., "Tests and Developments at the MTLRS-1 Receiving System", p. 400
  • Braakman, H., van der Kraan, M., Visser, H., van der Zwan, B., "Transmit/Recieve Two-Colour Optical Unit for TIGO", p. 407
  • Souilhac, D., Billery, D., "Improved TeO2 and Te Acoustooptic Spectrometer-Imaging System", p. 416
  • Samain, E., Mangin, J., "Detector Studies for Millimetric Lunar Laser Ranging at OCA", p. 449
  • Cova, S., Ghioni, M., Samori, C., Locatelli, M., Bonaccini, D., "Circuits for Exploiting the Time Resolution of Available High-Quantum Efficency High-Voltage SPAD", p. 460
  • Prochazka, I., Hamal, K., "Recent Achievements in Solid State Detector Technology for Laser Ranging", p. 469
  • Cova, S., Lacaita, A., Lovati, P., Zappa, F., "Performance of near Infra-Red Single-Photon Detectors in Laser Ranging Measurements", p. 475
  • Meier, L., Kuhn, G., Kohler, P., "A Narrow Bandpass Filter for ATLID", p. 483

Laser Technology Development

  • Gaignebet, J., Hatat, J.L., Lucchini, C., "Lasers for 2 Colour Laser Ranging",p. 492
  • Ferrario, A., Malvicini, C., Vannutelli, F., Sperber, P., "Two Wavelengths Solid State Laser for Mobile Satellite Laser Ranging Station", p. 499

Streak Camera Systems

  • Suzuki, H., "Results of the Streak-Camera-Based Range-Finder and Newly Developed Streak Camera", p. 508
  • Lucchini, C., Gaignebet, J., Hatat, J.L., "Streak Camera - Calibration, Distortions Corrections, Meaurements", p. 519
  • Schreiber, U., Riepl, S., "Measuring Atmospheric Dispersion using a Syncro Scan Streak Camera", p. 526

Atmospheric Sensing and Models

  • Becherer, R., Souilhac, D., Billerey, D., "System Design Study for an Airborne Laser Radar and a Ground Pulsed Laser Radar at 1.06um (Nd:Yag) and 10.6um (C02)", p. 536
  • Stockum, L., Masten, M., Souilhac, D., Billerey, D., "Design Study of a Helicopter Mounted Electrooptic Target Acquisition and Laser Designation and Ranging System (HEODS)", p. 568
  • Uchida, S., Shimada, Y., Yasuda, H., Yamanaka, C., Ishikubo, Y., Shimokura, N., Matsu-ura, K., Kawasaki, Z-I., Wang, D-H., Nakai, S., Yamanaka, T., Izawa, Y., Fujita, H., "Thunderstorm Locating and Laser Triggered Lightning of Electrical Discharge", p. 600
  • Pendlebury, P., Carman, R., "Lidar Implementation for SLR Stations", p. 604
  • Kirchner, G., Koidl, F., Hamal, K., Prochazka, I., "Multiple Wavelength Ranging in Graz", p. 609
  • Schreiber, U., Maier, W., Riepl, S., Haufe, K., "Measuring Atmospheric Dispersion Employing Avalance Photo Diodes", p. 615
  • Schreiber, U., Riepl, S., Schlueter, W., Schneider, M., "Measuring Atmospheric Dispersion Using the Reflector in Space (RIS)", p. 623
  • Lucchini, C., Gaignebet, J., Hatat, J., "Validation of Two Colour Laser Ranging Principle", p. 628

System Automation and Operational Software

  • Conklin, B., Decker, W., Edge, D., Heinick, M., Mann, T., Seery, P., Veasey, M., Ricklefs, R., McGarry. J., "Evolution/Automation of the NASA HP Data System" p. 636
  • Noll, C., Edge, D., Husson, V., Stevens, P., "Management of Laser Data Via Internet", p. 652
  • Novotny, A., "Internet Facilities and SLR Sites", p. 664
  • McGarry, J., Seery, P., Emenheiser, K., Cheek, J., Ricklefs, R., "Deploying the New Graphical User Interface Control Software on the NASA Satellite Laser Ranging Systems", p. 669
  • Offierski, J., "Parallel Aspects of Laser Ranging Control", p. 686
  • Cech, M., "Compact Laser Radar Control System", p. 693
  • Husson, V., Horvath, J., Su, G., "NASA Automated Quality Control", p. 698
  • Roberts, D., Peltzer, A., Olson, A., Gilbreath, G., McKnight, R.,"Automated Direct Detection Ranging Measurements for the US Naval Research Laboratory System", p. 703
  • Otsubo, T., Gotoh, T., "Automatic Pre-Processing Method of Laser Ranging Data Using an Image-Processing Algorithm", p. 711
  • McGarry, J., Conklin, B., Bane, W., Eichinger, R., Seery, P., Ricklefs, R., Dunn, P., "Tracking Satellites with the Totally Automated SLR2000 System", p. 717
  • O'Gara, D., Maberry, M., "An Optimizing Satellite Tracking Shift Scheduler", p. 726

Future Roles for Laser Ranging Instrumentation

  • Lambeck, K., "Future Role for Laser Ranging Instrumentation: A Personal View", p. 734

Future Technologies and Missions

  • Pearlman, M., "Future Technologies and Missions, p. 744

Workshop Summary and Resolutions

  • Pearlman, M., "Summary Session Reviews", p. 748
  • Pearlman, M., "Discussion and Resolutions", p. 761

Business Meeting

  • "Selection of Location for Next Workshop", p. 764
  • "Organizing Committee for Next Workshop, p. 764

Symposium on Western Pacific Laser Ranging Network (WPLS'94)

  • Engelkemier, B., Otsubo, T., Kunimori, H., "Sensitivity Analysis of the Keystone Network", p. 766
  • Otsubo, T., Kunimori, H., Engelkemier, B., "Ajisai Tracking Campaign "SLR Japan '94" Result", p. 779
  • Fumin, Y., "Chinese SLR Network Upgrades and Future Project", p. 766
  • Douxin, C., "Changchun Artificial Satellite Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences", p. 792
  • Aoki T., Takabe M., Hiromoto N., Itabe T., "Development of Active Satellite Tracking System for RIS", p. 801
  • Heki, K., "Possible Geodynamic Targets by SLR in the Western Pacific Region", p. 806
  • Fujita, M., Suzuki, M., Sasaki, M., "SLR Status in the Hydrographic Department of Japan", p. 816
  • Kunimori, H., Otsubo, T., May, T., Matsumoto, K., Suzaki, Y., "Timing Control Precision for Synchronous Laser Ranging to AJISAI at CRL and JHD Stations", p. 825
  • Zhu, W., Feng, C., Reigber, C., Zhu, S.Y., "Using SRD Method to Measure the Regional Crustal Deformations", p. 834
  • Xia, Z., "The Satellite Laser Ranging System at Wuhan Station", p. 841
  • Feng, C., Zhou, M., Hua, Z., "Determination of the Gravitational Coefficient of the Earth from Lageos", p. 849
  • Shargorodsky, V., Vasilyev, V., "State and Development Conception of SLR Stations Network of Russia and Collaborating CIS Countries", p. 853
  • Shargorodsky, V., "Laser Station in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. State and Modernization Plans", p. 870
  • Luck, J., Oliver, G., "Status of Orroral Laser Ranging System", p. 878
  • Kunimori, H., "Status of CRL SLR Station", p. 879
  • Greene, B., Guilfoyle, J., Luck, J., Kunimori, H., al Hussein, F., "Operational Testing of2 ps Event Timers: A Multi-Station Comparison", p. 880
  • Greene, B., Hamal, K., Prochazka, I., Kunimori, H., Kirchner, G., "Satellite Laser Ranging at Eyesafe Wavelengths", p. 885
  • "WPLS'94 Symposium Resolutions", p. 888

Viewgraph Presentations

Future Science Applications

  • Davis, M., Murdoch, A. "The Necessity To Change Current Operational Strategies to Support the Scientific Missions Requiring SLR Data Through the Year 2000", p. 892
  • Greene, B., May, T., Luck, J., Kunimori, H., Fumin, Y,. "Simultaneous Tracking Across Multiple Laser Networks". p. 894
  • Pavlis, E., "Comparison of GPS-35 Orbits from GPS and SLR Tracking Data", p. 895
  • Schutz, B., "Applications of SLR to a Future Altimetric Satellite: GLAS", p. 906
  • Veillet, C., "Future Possibilities in Time Transfer", p. 912

Target Signatures and Biases

  • Degnan, J., "Effects of Detection Threshold and Signal Strength on LAGEOS Range Bias", p. 920
  • Degnan, J., Shargorodsky, V., Clarke, C., Davis, M., Horvath, J., Murdoch, A., "An Analysis of Data Gathered by NASA SLR During Testing of the Fizeau Effect Within the Meteor-2 Satellite Retro-Rejlectors", p. 926

New Mobile Stations

  • Pierron, F., Kasser, M., "French Highly Mobile Laser System: Technical Specifications-Status of the Project", p. 934

New Fixed Stations

  • Fugate, R., "The Starfire Optical Range", p. 948

Timing Devices and Calibration

  • Kirchner, G., Koidl, F., "Improving an HP5370A Counter", p. 972
  • Degnan, J., Veillet, C., Frideance, P., Bane, W., Clarke, C., Davis, M., Eichinger, R., Johnson, T., Levy, M., McClure, D., Varghese, T., "Current Status of Moblas-7 Tracking of Mete os at 31P2", p. 977

Eyesafe Systems

  • Greene, B., "Eyesafe Laser Ranging-A Review" (invited), p. 986
  • Donovan, H., Patterson, D., Hitch, M., "Position Controlled Radar Surveillance System", p. 987

Data Analysis and Models

  • Schutz, B., Abusali, P., Eanes, R., "Analysis of SLR Data From GPS", p. 1000
  • Eichinger, R., Davis, M., Conklin, B., Varghese, T., Levy, M., Degnan, J., Ricklefs, R., "GPS Laser Ranging and Data Analysis", p., 1006
  • Eanes, R., "Geodynamics Resultsfrom Lageos-l and Lageos-2", p. 1014
  • Varghese, T., Clarke, C., "Parametric Analysis of NASA Portable Standard Data", p. 1023
  • Wetzel, S., Conklin, B., Davis, M., Horvath, J., Husson, V., Su, G., Greene, B., Guilfoyle, J., Day, R., "The SALRO/MOBLAS-7 Collocation Results", p. 1031

Laser Technology Development

  • Degnan, J., Dallas, J., "The Q-Switched Microlaser: A Simple and Reliable Alternative to Modelocking", p. 1046
  • Greene, B., Gao, Y., "Eyesafe Lasersfor Laser Tracking", p. 1058
  • Hamal, K., "Raman Lasers for SLR and Eye Safe Raman Lasers for SLR", p. 1059

Streak Camera Systems

  • Varghese, T., Oldham, T., Clarke, C., Zagwodzki, T., McGarry, J., Degnan, J., "Measurement and Analysis of the Satellite Signature Using the NASA 1.2 meter Telescope Tracking Facility's Streak Camera Receiver", p. 1068
  • Schreiber, U., Riepl, S., "A Synchro Scan Streak Camera for Dualcolor Ranging", p. 1069

Atmospheric Sensing and Models

  • Zagwodzki, T., McGarry, J., Degnan, J., Abbot, A., Varghese, T., Oldham, T., Selden, M., Chabot, R., Fitzgerald, J., Grolemund, D., "Two-Colour Wavelength Ranging at NASA's 1.2 Meter Telescope Tracking Facility", p. 1076

System Automation and Operational Software

  • Conklin, B., Davis, M., Edge, D., Husson, V., Rao, U., Su, G., "NSLR PC Software Packages for Normal Point and Acquisition Generation", p. 1090
  • Wetzel, S., Bane, W., Bouras, J., Eichinger, R., Hopke, H., McGarry, J., "MOBLAS Controller Upgrade Status", p. 1096

List of Participants, p. 1104

Presentations Not Recorded in the Proceedings

  • Alley, C. "25 Years of LLR", Invited
  • Gurtner, W., Pop, E., Schildknech,t T., Utzinger, J., Wild, U., "ZIMLAT: The New Zimmerwald Laser and Astrographic Telescope"
  • Varghese, T., Eichinger, R., Steggerda, C., Donovan, H., Degnan, J., "Transmit/Receive Electronicsfor SLR 2000"
  • Horvath, J., Husson, V., "Development of an Automated Q/C Model for NASA SLR Data"
  • Greene, B., May, T., Luck, J., Kunimori, H., "Automatic and Remote Control of SLR Systems"