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A sodium laser guide star facility for the ANU/EOS space debris tracking adaptive optics demonstrator

d'Orgeville, Celine; Bennet, Francis; Blundell, Mark; Brister, R; Chan, Amy; Dawson, Murray; Gao, Yue; Paulin, Nicolas; Price, Ian; Rigaut, Francois; Ritchie, Ian; Sellars, Matthew; Smith, C; Uhlendorf, Kristina; Wang, Yanjie

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The Australian National University and EOS Space Systems have teamed up to equip the EOS laser space debris tracking station on Mount Stromlo near Canberra, Australia, with sodium Laser Guide Star (LGS) Adaptive Optics (AO). The AO system is used to correct for laser beam degradation caused by the atmospheric turbulence on the upward infrared laser pulse used to illuminate space debris. As a result, the AO-equipped laser tracking station can track smaller and more distant debris. This paper...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/65351
Source: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol 9148
DOI: 10.1117/12.2055050

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