From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2017
The Space Environment Research Centre (SERC) endeavors to demonstrate the ability to maneuver high area to mass
ratio objects using ground based lasers. Lockheed Martin has been leading system performance modeling for this project
that includes high power laser propagation through the atmosphere, target interactions and subsequent orbital maneuver
of the object. This paper will describe the models used, model assumptions and performance estimates for laser
Liam C. Smith, Jeffrey H. Allen, and Matthew M. Bold, "Modeling of ground based laser propagation to low Earth orbit object for maneuver," Proc. SPIE 10408, Laser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans VI, 104080G (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 08, 2017; Published: 30 August 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2275847.
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