Laser Radar for Spacecraft Guidance Applications

A flight qualified laser radar called LAMP (LAser MaPper) is under development at JPL. LAMP is a guidance and control sensor that can form 3 dimensional images of its field of regard. The maps can be used for spacecraft rendezvous, docking, and hazard avoidance during landing and for rover traverse planning. LAMP operates by emitting high power, short… CONTINUE READING