Accession Number:

AD0605270

Title:

LASER-SATELLITE REFLECTION PARAMETERS,

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

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Report Date:

1964-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Satellites of various configurations are examined as possible laser reflectors. Attention is given to the nature of the reflected signal, atmospheric attenuation, and problems involved in aiming the laser. Nomograms are presented for the determination of the geometric attenuation of the signal as a function of laser divergence, range, target size, receiver aperture, and, where applicable, divergence caused by degraded corner reflector. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE