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9 October 2008 Study of two-dimensional scanning LIDAR for planetary explorer
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A LIDAR system is an important navigation sensor that can make the long range distance measurements necessary to rendezvous with and touchdown on a target asteroid. More efficient mapping of a planetary surface requires the function of two-dimensional scanning for the purposes of navigation and scientific observation. In this report, we propose a novel scanning system for LIDAR that has a relatively large aperture diameter for long range measurement. The large aperture of the receiver telescope and a frictionless mechanism are realized by means of novel optics and MEMS technology. This report introduces an outline of the two-dimensional scanning LIDAR system and reports the results of fundamental experiments.
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Takahide Mizuno, Makoto Mita, Yasuhiro Kajikawa, Norihide Takeyama, Hirokazu Ikeda, and Kousuke Kawahara "Study of two-dimensional scanning LIDAR for planetary explorer", Proc. SPIE 7106, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XII, 71061A (9 October 2008);


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