Status of the Zimmerwald SLR station

Ploner, Martin; Lauber, Pierre; Prohaska, Marcel; Ruzek, Peter; Schlatter, Peter; Utzinger, Johannes; Schildknecht, Thomas; Jäggi, Adrian (11 November 2013). Status of the Zimmerwald SLR station. In: Proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on Laser Ranging. Fujiyoshida, Japan. 11.-15.11.2013.

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The Zimmerwald SLR station is operated in a monostatic mode with 532nm laser pulses emitted at adjustable frequencies of 90-110Hz with energies slightly less than 10mJ. A rotating shutter protects the CSPAD receiver from the backscatter of the transmit beam. These systems are located below the telescope in an operator room housed within the observatory building with the laser system located in a separated, air-conditioned part of the room. All hardware components may be automatically accessed by the control software and from remote if required. Thanks to the fully automatic and remotely controllable SLR operations, the Zimmerwald station is one of the most productive stations in the ILRS network. Key characteristics of the hardware are shown. Specialities like the tracking of the full GLONASS constellation, one-way ranging to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and photon reception from bi-static experiments with the Graz SLR station are highlighted as well.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Astronomy

UniBE Contributor:

Ploner, Martin; Lauber, Pierre; Prohaska, Marcel; Ruzek, Peter; Schlatter, Peter; Utzinger, Johannes; Schildknecht, Thomas and Jäggi, Adrian

Subjects:

500 Science > 520 Astronomy

Language:

English

Submitter:

Pierre Fridez

Date Deposited:

06 May 2015 13:16

Last Modified:

26 Apr 2017 02:28

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.53964

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/53964

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