A compact led lidar system fitted for a mars rover - Design and ground experiment

Prane Mariel B. Ong, Tatsuo Shiina, Naohiro Manago, Hiroaki Kuze, Hiroki Senshu, Naohito Otobe, Joji Hashimoto, Yasuhiro Kawabata

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A compact LED lidar was constructed and fieldtested with the aim to observe the Mars' dust devils. To be able to fit it on the Mars rover, a specialized Cassegrain telescope was designed to be within a 10 cm-cube, with a field of view of 3mrad. The transmitter has 385 nm LED light source with 3 cm opening, 70mrad divergence, 0.75W (7.5nJ/10ns) pulse power, and 500 kHz repetition frequency. The configuration of the optical system is biaxial to easily configure the overlap between their optical axes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number02013
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - Apr 13 2018
Event28th International Laser Radar Conference, ILRC 2017 - Bucharest, Romania
Duration: Jun 25 2017Jun 30 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Ong, P. M. B., Shiina, T., Manago, N., Kuze, H., Senshu, H., Otobe, N., Hashimoto, J., & Kawabata, Y. (2018). A compact led lidar system fitted for a mars rover - Design and ground experiment. EPJ Web of Conferences, 176, [02013]. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201817602013