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Title: High resolution kilometric range optical telemetry in air by radio frequency phase measurement

Abstract

We have developed an optical Absolute Distance Meter (ADM) based on the measurement of the phase accumulated by a Radio Frequency wave during its propagation in the air by a laser beam. In this article, the ADM principle will be described and the main results will be presented. In particular, we will emphasize how the choice of an appropriate photodetector can significantly improve the telemeter performances by minimizing the amplitude to phase conversion. Our prototype, tested in the field, has proven its efficiency with a resolution better than 15 μm for a measurement time of 10 ms and distances up to 1.2 km.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Laboratoire Commun de Métrologie LNE-Cnam (LCM), LNE, 1 rue Gaston Boissier, 75015 Paris (France)
  2. (Czech Republic)
  3. Centre d’Études et de Recherche en Informatique et Communications (CEDRIC), Cnam, 292 rue St-Martin, 75003 Paris (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22597880
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; AIR; AMPLITUDES; BEAMS; CONVERSION; DISTANCE; EFFICIENCY; LASER RADIATION; LASERS; METERS; PERFORMANCE; PHOTODETECTORS; RADIOWAVE RADIATION; RESOLUTION; TELEMETRY

Citation Formats

Guillory, Joffray, García-Márquez, Jorge, Truong, Daniel, Wallerand, Jean-Pierre, Šmíd, Radek, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS, Kralovopolska 147, 612 64 Brno, and Alexandre, Christophe. High resolution kilometric range optical telemetry in air by radio frequency phase measurement. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4954180.
Guillory, Joffray, García-Márquez, Jorge, Truong, Daniel, Wallerand, Jean-Pierre, Šmíd, Radek, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS, Kralovopolska 147, 612 64 Brno, & Alexandre, Christophe. High resolution kilometric range optical telemetry in air by radio frequency phase measurement. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4954180.
Guillory, Joffray, García-Márquez, Jorge, Truong, Daniel, Wallerand, Jean-Pierre, Šmíd, Radek, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS, Kralovopolska 147, 612 64 Brno, and Alexandre, Christophe. 2016. "High resolution kilometric range optical telemetry in air by radio frequency phase measurement". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4954180.
@article{osti_22597880,
title = {High resolution kilometric range optical telemetry in air by radio frequency phase measurement},
author = {Guillory, Joffray and García-Márquez, Jorge and Truong, Daniel and Wallerand, Jean-Pierre and Šmíd, Radek and Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS, Kralovopolska 147, 612 64 Brno and Alexandre, Christophe},
abstractNote = {We have developed an optical Absolute Distance Meter (ADM) based on the measurement of the phase accumulated by a Radio Frequency wave during its propagation in the air by a laser beam. In this article, the ADM principle will be described and the main results will be presented. In particular, we will emphasize how the choice of an appropriate photodetector can significantly improve the telemeter performances by minimizing the amplitude to phase conversion. Our prototype, tested in the field, has proven its efficiency with a resolution better than 15 μm for a measurement time of 10 ms and distances up to 1.2 km.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4954180},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 7,
volume = 87,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 7
}
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