21 July 2014 A sodium laser guide star facility for the ANU/EOS space debris tracking adaptive optics demonstrator
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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 presents the joint ANU/EOS AO Demonstrator LGS facility requirements, architecture, and performance at the time of the conference.
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Celine D'Orgeville, Celine D'Orgeville, Francis Bennet, Francis Bennet, Mark Blundell, Mark Blundell, Rod Brister, Rod Brister, Amy Chan, Amy Chan, Murray Dawson, Murray Dawson, Yue Gao, Yue Gao, Nicolas Paulin, Nicolas Paulin, Ian Price, Ian Price, Francois Rigaut, Francois Rigaut, Ian Ritchie, Ian Ritchie, Matt Sellars, Matt Sellars, Craig Smith, Craig Smith, Kristina Uhlendorf, Kristina Uhlendorf, Yanjie Wang, Yanjie Wang, } "A sodium laser guide star facility for the ANU/EOS space debris tracking adaptive optics demonstrator", Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 91483E (21 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055050; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055050
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