laser ranging


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laser ranging

[′lā·zər ‚rānj·iŋ]
(engineering)
A technique for determining the distance to a target by precise measurement of the time required for a laser pulse to travel from a transmitter to a reflector on the target and return to a detector.

laser ranging

laser ranging
Laser-guided bomb.
A method of obtaining the range of a target by illuminating it with a laser. Range is the function of time it takes for a laser pulse to return.
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The optical phase modulators are integrated into the laser frequency control and servo system of the laser ranging interferometer, which is used in the metrology instrumentation of the two satellites.
The laser ranging interferometer onboard the Grace-FO satellites--aided by iXblue's optical phase modulators--will be able to better and more efficiently measure and monitor these vital global mass transports.
The aim of the Satellite Laser Ranging is to measure the distance between the SLR station and the centre of the mass of the satellite equipped with retroreflectors.
and Dunn, P.J.: 1985, Observing tectonic plate motions and determinations from Satellite Laser Ranging. J.
Pavlis, "A ray-tracing technique for improving Satellite Laser Ranging atmospheric delay corrections, including the effects of horizontal refractivity gradients," Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth, vol.
Degnan, "Satellite laser ranging current status and future prospects," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol.
Alley, Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment, Science 182 (4109), 229-238 (1994).
Wilkinson, New test of equivalence principle from lunar laser ranging, Phys.
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.

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