Vol. 11, issue 07, article # 16

pdf Tikhomirov A. A., Balin Yu. S., Mel'nikov V. E. Estimation of the slant range measured with a spaceborne "Balkan" lidar from the space station "Mir". // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1998. V. 11. No. 07. P. 663-668.
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We consider some peculiarities in ranging  ocean surface from space-based lidar «BALKAN» for two modes of the space station «Mir» orientation.  To demonstrate the peculiarities, we have analyzed regular and random fluctuation of the lidar optical axis position in space occurred during measurement sessions.  Analysis made allows us to discuss possible causes of the systematic difference between the ballistic calculated data on range and the values of slant range measured with the lidar in both modes of the station orientation.