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Absolute distance measurement with the MSTAR sensor

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dc.contributor.author Lay, Oliver P.
dc.contributor.author Dubovitsky, Serge
dc.contributor.author Peters, Robert
dc.contributor.author Burger, Johan
dc.contributor.author Ahn, Seh-Won
dc.contributor.author Steier, William H.
dc.contributor.author Fetterman, Harrold R.
dc.contributor.author Chang, Yian
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-01T21:00:22Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-01T21:00:22Z
dc.date.issued 2003-08-03
dc.identifier.citation The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), International Symposium on Optical Science and Technology, San Diego, California, August 3-8, 2003 en
dc.identifier.clearanceno The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), International Symposium on Optical Science and Technology, San Diego, California, August 3-8, 2003
dc.identifier.clearanceno 03-1892
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40465
dc.description.abstract The MSTAR sensor (Modulation Sideband Technology for Absolute Ranging) is a new system for measuring absolute distance, capable of resolving the integer cycle ambiguity of standard interferometers, and making it possible to measure distance with sub-nanometer accuracy. The sensor uses a single laser in conjunction with fast phase modulators and low frequency detectors. We describe the design of the system - the principle of operation, the metrology source, beamlaunching optics, and signal processing - and show results for target distances up to 1 meter. We then demonstrate how the system can be scaled to kilometer-scale distances. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 942991 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2003 en
dc.subject absolute metrology en
dc.subject distance measurement en
dc.subject modulation sideband technology for absolute ranging (MSTAR) en
dc.title Absolute distance measurement with the MSTAR sensor en
dc.type Preprint en


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