Optical system design and integration of the Mars Observer Laser Altimeter.

@article{RamosIzquierdo1994OpticalSD,
  title={Optical system design and integration of the Mars Observer Laser Altimeter.},
  author={Luis Ramos-Izquierdo and Jack L. Bufton and P Hayes},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1994},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={307-22}
}
The Mars Observer Laser Altimeter, developed for flight on the Mars Observer spacecraft payload in September 1992, is designed to measure the topography of the Martian surface over a 2-year period from a 400-km mapping orbit. A 40 mJ pulse diode-pumped laser together with a 0.5-m-diameter beryllium telescope and a silicon avalanche photodiode are the principal optical subassemblies of this active remote-sensing instrument. Optical design rationale and measured optical performances during… CONTINUE READING

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