Our next generation lunar laser ranging
arrays offer a promising way to test general relativity and other theories of gravity," said Professor Doug Currie.
Alley, Lunar Laser Ranging
Experiment, Science 182 (4109), 229-238 (1994).
The laser ranging
and interferometry measurements used to spot the wobble can also be used to measure the movement of tectonic plates and local changes in the earth's gravitational field, says coauthor Jean Dickey of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
The centre combined its expertise in adaptive optics with the EOS Laser Ranging
Facility to develop a system that tracks much smaller pieces of debris, leading to this new contract.
Weather permitting, visitors can see the Moon and stars using telescopes during a special star gazing party and can go on a short bus tour to the laser ranging
facility where engineers track the LRO satellite.
The purpose of this open Invitation to Tender is to procure to Finnish Geodetic Institute MetsEnhovi research station a telescope system capable of satellite laser ranging
operations that will be integrated into existing SLR hardware and software.
Air Force contract for the first phase of a 33-month program to develop a high frame rate, high bandwidth, low noise, focal plane array and camera for active tracking, wave front sensing, laser ranging
, imaging, and scoring.
Key components of the Land Warrior concept are a self-contained computer and radio system; a Global Positioning System receiver; a helmet-mounted LCD display; and a modular weapons system that adds thermal and video sights and laser ranging
to the standard M4 carbine.
The periscope systems will include image intensifiers, laser ranging
, CCD TV cameras, image stabilization, magnification changes and the state-of-the-art imaging system.