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<<Author name(s)>>, <<Paper Title>>, <<Abstract Number>>, presented at the 2015 ILRS Technical Workshop, Matera, Italy, October 26-30, 2015.


Monday, October 26, 2015
Session 0: Welcome
        09:00 - 09:30 0 Welcome addresses
    Prof. Roberto Battiston, President of ASI (telecon)
      Prof. Giovanni Schiuma, Deputy Major, City of Matera
    Dr. Michael Pearlman, Director of the Central Bureau, ILRS
    Dr. Giuseppe Bianco, Chairman of the Governing Board, ILRS
Session 1: GNSS session A: Synergy of SLR and GNSS Data Products
Chairs: E. Pavlis, D. Thaller, C. Noll, V. Glotov
presentation 09:30 - 09:40   Session introduction by the chair
abstract presentation 09:40 - 10:00 1.1 ITRF2014: Preliminary results and ILRS contribution (Z. Altamimi, P. Rebischung, L. Métivier, X. Collilieux)
abstract presentation 10:00 - 10:15 1.2 SLR on GPS III (T. Johnson)
  10:15 - 10:30   Discussion
  10:30 - 11:00   Coffee break
abstract presentation   11:00 - 11:15 1.3 GLONASS-M Satellite Geometry and Attitude Models for Precise GNSS Data Processing (R. Fatkulin, S. Revnivykh, V. Mitrikas, V. Pasynkov)
abstract   11:15 - 11:30 1.4 SLR measurements and their importance for Galileo (W. Enderle, D. Navarro-Reyes, F. Gonzalez, E. Schoenemann, R. Zandbergen)
abstract presentation 11:30 - 11:45 1.5 SLR global tracking of Beidou and its needs for SLR (Xiaoya Wang, Xiaogong Hu, Bing He, Qunhe Zhao, Bin Wu, Zhongping Zhang)
abstract presentation 11:45 - 12:00 1.5b Role of SLR on QZSS operation (Yoshimi Ohshima)
  12:00 - 12:30   Discussion
  12:30 - 14:00   Lunch break
abstract presentation 14:00 - 14:15 1.6 SLR data usage in the verification of GLONASS data processing methods. IAC PNT analysis of GLONASS SLR data in LARGE experiment (V. Glotov, A. Pafnutyev, M. Zynkovsky, V. Mitrikas)
abstract   14:15 - 14:30 1.7 Using SLR for GNSS orbit model validation (C. Flohrer, T. Springer, M. Otten, C. Garcia Serrano, F. Dilssner, W. Enderle, E. Schönemann)
abstract presentation 14:30 - 14:45 1.8 Orbit Validation On Navigation Satellites Using Satellite Laser Ranging (Gang Zhao, Xuhua Zhou)
abstract presentation paper 14:45 - 15:00 1.9 Systematic effects in SLR measurements to GNSS satellites (K. Sosnica, R. Dach, D. Thaller, A. Maier, D. Arnold, L. Prange, A. Jäggi)
  15:00 - 15:30   Discussion
  15:30 - 16:00   Coffee break
abstract presentation 16:00 - 16:12 1.10 SLR in the framework of the EGSIEM project (A. Maier , A. Sušnik , D. Arnold , K. Sosnica , U. Meyer , R. Dach , A. Jäggi)
abstract 16:12 - 16:24 1.11 Phases Ambiguities Resolution Combining Precise Point Positioning (PPP) and SBAS Augmentation Methods (N. Kheloufi)
  presentation paper 16:24 - 16:36 1.12 Preliminary results of the ILRS network performance in the LARGE-3 experiment (A. Zhukov, V. Pasynkov, M. Sadovnikov, E. Titov, V. Shargorodskiy)
abstract presentation 16:36 - 16:48 1.13 POD improvements of GNSS satellites through the measurements of their non-gravitational accelerations by means of an onboard accelerometer (D. M. Lucchesi, E. Fiorenza, C. Lefevre, M. Lucente, C. Magnafico, R. Peron, F. Santoli and V. A. Iafolla)
abstract presentation paper 16:48 - 17:00 1.14 An SLR campaign on Galileo satellites 5 and 6 for a test of the gravitational redshift (P. Delva , F. Deleflie , P. Exertier and S. Loyer)
  17:00 - 17:30   Discussion
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Session 2: GNSS session B: ILRS Network Performance and Improvement
Chairs: G. Bianco, Zhang Zhongping, G. Appleby, F. Koidl
  presentation 09:00 - 09:10   Session introduction by the chair
abstract presentation   09:10 - 09:30 2.1 Summary of Results from ILRS GNSS Tracking Campaigns (C. Noll , M. Pearlman, M. Torrence)
abstract presentation 09:30 - 09:50 2.2 Preliminary results of Russian laser ranging network performance in the third GNSS tracking campaign (Pasynkov V.V., Sadovnikov M.A., Shargorodskiy V.D., Zhukov A.N.)
abstract 09:50 - 10:10 2.3 Recent SLR tracking improvements at Herstmonceux (G.Appleby, C.Potter, J.Rodriguez, R.Sherwood, V.Smith, T.Shoobridge, M.Wilkinson)
abstract presentation 10:10 - 10:30 2.4 Maximizing the output of SLR station Graz: Tracking 140 targets (G. Kirchner, F. Koidl)
  10:30 - 11:00   Coffee break
abstract presentation 11:00 - 11:15 2.5 Theoretical Performance of NASA’s SGSLR System Ranging to GNSS Satellites (J. Degnan)
abstract presentation 11:15 - 11:30 2.6 Thermo-optical vacuum testing of Galileo IOV laser retro-reflectors of GALILEO IOV LRA (L. Porcelli, S. Dell’Agnello, A. Boni, C. Cantone, E. Ciocci, S. Contessa, G. Delle Monache, N. Intaglietta, C. Lops, C. Mondaini, M. Maiello, M. Martini, G. Patrizi, L. Salvatori, M. Tibuzzi, P. Tuscano)
abstract presentation 11:30 - 11:45 2.7 Thermo-optical vacuum testing of IRNSS LRA qualification model (L. Porcelli, S. Dell’Agnello, R. Venkateswaran, P. Chakraborty, V. V. Ramana Reddy, K. V. Sriram, A. Boni, C. Cantone, E. Ciocci, S. Contessa, G. Delle Monache, N. Intaglietta, C. Lops, C. Mondaini, M. Maiello, M. Martini, G. Patrizi, L. Salvatori, M. Tibuzzi, P. Tuscano)
abstract presentation 11:45 - 12:00 2.8 Retroreflector Array for an Eccentric Orbit (D. Arnold)
  12:00 - 12:30   Discussion
  12:30 - 14:00   Lunch break
abstract 14:00 - 14:15 2.9 The COPERNICUS Sentinel-3 mission (J. Fernández, F. Ayuga, P. Féménias, H. Peter)
abstract presentation 14:15 - 14:30 2.10 INRRI-EDM/2016: the First Laser Retroreflector Payload on Mars (Delle Monache G., Dell’Agnello S., Vittori R., Porcelli L., Tibuzzi M., Boni A., Intaglietta N., Salvatori L., Tuscano P., Ciocci E., Martini M., Contessa S., Patrizi G., Mondaini C., Lops C., Maiello M., Bianco G., Cantone C)
  14:30 - 15:30   Poster session and discussion
  15:30 - 16:00   Coffee break
Session 3: Space Debris Session
Chairs: G. Kirchner, L. Grunwaldt, C. Marzo, T. Flohrer
  16:00 - 16:10   Session introduction by the chair
abstract presentation paper 16:10 - 16:30 3.1 Laser ranging initiatives at ESA in support of operational needs and space surveillance and tracking (T. Flohrer, H. Krag)
abstract presentation paper 16:30 - 16:50 3.2 Light Curve Measurements with Single Photon Counters at Graz SLR (Georg Kirchner, Franz Koidl, Michael Steindorfer, Wang Peiyuan)
abstract 16:50 - 17:10 3.3 The feasibility of a Space Debris Laser Ranger at HartRAO (S.Ndlovu , L.Combrinck)
abstract presentation 16:10 - 16:30 3.3b Zimmerwald Laser Observations to Determine Attitude States of Space Debris (T. Schildknecht, J.N. Pittet, J. Silha, M. Prohaska, M. Ploner)
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Session 3: Space Debris Session (cont'd)
Chairs: G. Kirchner, L. Grunwaldt, C. Marzo, T. Flohrer
abstract presentation paper 09:00 - 09:20 3.4 Orbital Debris Laser Ranging Station Stuttgart (D. Hampf, W. Riede, P. Wagner, F. Sproll, L. Humbert)
abstract presentation 09:20 - 09:40 3.5 The Application of Superconducting Nanowire Single-photon detector in Laser Ranging and Preliminary Measuring Results (Zhang Zhongping, Meng Wendong, Wu Zhibo, Zhang Haifeng, Li Pu, Deng Huarong)
abstract presentation paper 09:40 - 10:00 3.6 Review of Solid State Photon Counters for Laser Tracking of Orbital Space Debris (I. Prochazka, J. Kodet, J. Blazej, G. Kirchner , F. Koidl)
  10:00 - 10:30   Poster session
  10:30 - 11:00   Coffee break
abstract presentation paper 11:00 - 11:20 3.7 MORAL: Alt-Azimuth one meter class mount for SLR (N.Bellini, S.Naldi, D.Rastelli, M.Valdatta)
abstract presentation paper 11:20 - 11:40 3.8 SP-DART: Single-Photon Detection, Alignment and Reference Tool (G. Kirchner, F. Koidl, M. Steindorfer, W. Peiyuan)
  presentation     3.8b Space Debris Tracking in Changchun Observatory (Dong Xue, Han Xingwei, Fan Cunbo, Song Qingli)
  presentation paper     3.8c Space Debris Ranging Data Orbit Determination (Liang Zhipeng, Liu Chengzhi, Fan Cunbo, Han Xingwei)
abstract 11:40 - 12:00 3.9 Analysis on Detection Capability for Space Debris Laser Ranging (Zhao You, Yu Huanhuan, Gao Pengqi, Shen Ming, Guo Xiaozhong, Yang Datao, Zhou Weiping, Sun Mingguo, Liu Tong)
  12:00 - 12:30   Discussion
  12:30 - 14:00   Lunch break
  14:00 - 18:00   Visit to the ASI Matera Space Geodesy Centre
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Session 4: Time Transfer session
Chairs: U. Schreiber, E. Samain, J.M. Torre
  09:00 - 09:10   Session introduction by the chair
abstract presentation paper 09:10 - 09:30 4.1 All Optical Time and Frequency Distribution for Space Geodesy (U. Schreiber, J. Kodet, J. Eckl, G. Herold, G. Kronschnabl, C. Plötz, A. Neidhardt)
abstract presentation 09:30 - 09:50 4.2 Why Geodesy Needs Time! (A. Schlicht)
abstract presentation paper 09:50 - 10:10 4.3 Requirements on SLR System for Participation in ELT and Future Laser Time Transfer Experiments (I. Prochazka, J. Kodet, J. Blazej)
  10:10 - 10:30   Poster session and discussion
  10:30 - 11:00   Coffee break
abstract presentation paper 11:00 - 11:20 4.4 Collation and transfer of time scales with sub-nanosecond accuracy by laser range and pseudorange measurements (V.D. Shargorodskiy, M.V. Baryshnikov, M.A. Sadovnikov)
abstract presentation paper 11:20 - 11:40 4.5 Synchronization of distant Laser stations thanks to Time Transfer by Laser Link : Proposal for a dedicated campaign (A. Belli , P. Exertier , E. Samain , C.Courde , J.M.Torre , F. Vernotte)
abstract presentation paper 11:40 - 12:00 4.6 Satellite Quantum Communications exploiting SLR at MLRO (G. Vallone, D. Dequal, M. Tomasin, F. Vedovato, M. Schiavon, V. Luceri, G. Bianco and P. Villoresi)
  12:00 - 12:30   Discussion
  12:30 - 14:00   Lunch break
Session 5: System Biases session A: Analytic Results
Chairs: C. Luceri, T. Otsubo, H. Mueller
  presentation 14:00 - 14:15   Session introduction by the chair
abstract presentation 14:15 - 14:45 5.1 Systematic range error 2014-2015 (T. Otsubo)
abstract presentation 14:45 - 15:00 5.2 Impact of range biases on global reference frames (H. Mueller, M. Blossfeld)
abstract 15:00 - 15:15 5.3 ILRS Stations' range biases revealed by a 20-year analysis of LAGEOS observations 1993-2014 (G.M.Appleby, J.C. Rodriguez Perez)
  presentation     5.3b RB&TB in IAC PNT (V. Glotov)
  15:15 - 15:30   Discussion
  15:30 - 16:00   Coffee break
Session 6: System Biases session B: station issues
Chairs: I. Prochazka, J. Eckl
abstract presentation paper 16:00 - 16:15 6.1 Improving the Local Ties of a Fundamental Station by a Multi-Technique Ground Target (J. Kodet, U. Schreiber, J. Eckl, G. Herold, G. Kronschnabl, C. Plötz, A.Neidhardt, S. Mähler, T. Schüler, T. Klügel )
abstract presentation paper 16:15 - 16:30 6.2 Single Photon Tracking under difficult condition (J. J. Eckl, K. U. Schreiber)
abstract presentation 16:30 - 16:45 6.3 Analysis of Yunnan Observatories' 1.2m Telescope Laser Ranging System Biases (Li Zhulian, Zhai Dongsheng, Fu Honglin, Li Rongwang, Li Yuqiang, He Shaohui, Zhang Yuncheng, Xiong Yaoheng)
abstract presentation paper 16:45 - 17:00 6.4 SLR Station Biases (I. Prochazka)
  17:00 - 17:10   Posters
  17:10 - 17:30   Trigger paper (chairs)
  20:00 - 22:30   Workshop Dinner
Friday, October 30, 2015
Session 7: Closing session
  09:00 - 10:30   Session Reports/Summaries
  10:30 - 11:00   Coffee break
  11:00 - 12:00   Discussion
Workshop Resolutions
  12:00 - 12:30   Agreement on next steps and path forward
  12:30 - 14:00   Lunch break
  14:00 - 17:00   Matera city tour


P1: GNSS sessions A&B
  poster paper   P1.1 Design of Light-weight Laser Retro-reflector and Application for Nano-Satellite (Li Pu, Zhang Haifeng, Cheng Zhien, Tang Kai, Zhang Zhongping)
        P1.2 Orbit prediction for HY-2 satellite using laser ranging data (Xuhua Zhou, Gang Zhao)
        P1.3 COSMIC-2 Equatorial: Mission Overview and Ranging Payloads (Jan P. Weiss, Elliot Barlow, John Braun, Dave Ector, Bill Schreiner)
        P1.4 The new SLR station of Metsähovi, Finland – progress update (A. Raja-Halli, J. Näränen)
  poster icon     P1.5 Combination of SLR and GPS ground and LEO data for the determination of the terrestrial reference frame (A. Sibois , Y. Bar-Sever, B. Haines, M. Heflin, D. Kuang, and J. Weiss)
        P1.6 Analyzing ILRS Network Tracking Profiles and Statistics (Florian Andritsch, Andrea Maier, Rolf Dach, Adrian Jäggi)
        P1.7 Achieving NASA’s SGSLR System GNSS Data Volume Requirement (J. Horvath , H. Donovan , J. McGarry , J. Cheek, C. Clarke , J. Degnan, F. Hall , A. Mann , A. Nelson , D. Patterson , S. Wetzel)
  poster     P1.8 Summary of Results from ILRS GNSS Tracking Campaigns (C. Noll , M. Pearlman, M. Torrence)
P2: Time Transfer session
        P2.1 Error Simulation and Analysis for the European Laser Timing (ELT) Experiment On-board ACES (Christoph Bamann, Anja Schlicht, Urs Hugentobler)
P3: Space Debris session
  poster icon     P3.1 Assessment of SpinSat SLR Observations (Jake Griffiths, Daniel Kucharski, Andrew Nicholas, Ivan Gaylish, Linda Thomas)
        P3.2 Measuring ranges to space debris from San Fernando Laser ranging station (Manuel Catalán, Manuel Quijano, Luis M. Cortina, Antonio Pazos, José Martín Davila)
        P3.3 The Importance of Clock Synchronization in Multi-static Laser Ranging Scenarios for Orbit Improvement of Space Debris (Christoph Bamann, Urs Hugentobler, Anja Schlicht)
        P3.4 Proposed SLR optical bench required to track debris using ~1550 nm lasers (M. Shappirio, D.B. Coyle, J.F. McGarry, J. Bufton, J.W. Cheek, G. Clarke, S.M. Hull, D.R. Skillman, P.R. Stysley, X. Sun, R.P. Young, T. Zagwodzki)
        P3.5 Laser Ranging Experiment with 1.2m Co-optics Telescope Reception of Laser Emitting from 53cm Binocular Telescope (Dongsheng Zhai, Zhulian Li, Honglin FU, Yuqiang, Li, Yaoheng, Xiong)
P4: System Biases sessions (A&B)
  poster icon paper   P4.1 Time bias analysis of STSAT-2C orbit predictions (Y.-R. Kim, E. Park, D. Kucharski, H.-C. Lim)
  poster icon paper   P4.2 A comparison of event timers HxET and A033-ET installed at Herstmonceux (M. Wilkinson)