Science in China Series A: Mathematics

, Volume 44, Issue 7, pp 915–922 | Cite as

Theoretical analysis and numerical solution of laser pulse transformation for satellite laser ranging

  • Jianxing Fan
  • Fumin Yang
  • Qixiu Chen


The processes of the pulse transformation in satellite laser ranging (SLR) are analyzed, the analytical expressions of the transformation are deduced, and the effects of the transformation on Center-of-Mass corrections of satellite and ranging precision are discussed. The numerical solution of the transformation and its effects are also given. The results reveal the rules of pulse transformation affected by different kinds of factors. These are significant for designing the SLR system with millimeter accuracy.


Satellite laser ranging (SLR) Pulse spreading effect Satellite signature effect Laser pulse detection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, National Astronomical ObservatoriesChinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Institute of Power Devices, Information and Electronic Engineering DepartmentZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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