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Monday, October 21
8:00 - 8:45 Registration
Session 01: Introduction
Chairs: Toshimichi Otsubo, Daniel Hampf
8:45 - 9:15 link to Hampf welcome presentation Daniel Hampf Welcome and house-keeping
9:15 - 9:35 link to Dekorsky welcome presentation Thomas Dekorsy Welcome by DLR and the Institute of Technical Physics
9:35 - 10:00 link to Riede presentation Wolfgang Riede Overview of laser ranging activities at the Institute of Technical Physics
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 10:50 link to Otsubo presentation Toshimichi Otsubo Opening remarks from GB Chair: Highlighting the significance of the workshop
10:50 - 11:10 link to Noll abstract link to Noll presentation Carey Noll ILRS: Recent Developments
11:10 - 11:30 link to Wilkinson presentation Matthew Wilkinson Next generation laser ranging systems
11:30 - 11:50 link to Degnan presentation John Degnan Possible Pathways to Producing Rapid Millimeter Accuracy Normal Points
11:50 - 12:15 link to Kirchner presentation Georg Kirchner SLR in the next 7.5 years
12:15 - 12:30     Discussion
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
Session 02: Improving current station performance
Chairs: Manuel Catalan, José Rodriguez, Jens Steinborn
14:00 - 14:05 Chairs Session presentation
14:05 - 14:25 link to Sosnica abstract link to Sosnica presentation Krzysztof Sośnica Quality of Orbit Predictions for Satellites Tracked by SLR Stations
14:25 - 14:45 link to Bauer abstract link to Bauer presentation Sven Bauer Time Bias Service: Latest Status, Implementation and Prediction Quality Analysis
14:45 - 15:05 link to Fernandez abstract link to Fernandez presentation Marc Fernández Usón Copernicus Sentinel-3 Mission - Orbit Validation and SLR Station Quality Assessment
15:05 - 15:25 link to Husson abstract link to Husson presentation Van Husson An Independent Assessment of T2L2 Results from the NASA SLR Network
15:25 - 15:45 link to Riepl abstract link to Riepl presentation Stefan Riepl Statistical Evaluation of Simulated Normal Points Calculated with a Wiener Filter
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 16:35 link to Aimar abstract link to Aimar presentation Mourad Aimar INSAR Corner Cube at GRSM
16:35 - 16:55 link to Ivanov abstract link to Ivanov presentation Vyacheslav Ivanov Effects of Reference Frequency Stability to SLR Measurements Errors
16:55 - 17:15 link to Griffiths abstract link to Griffiths presentation Jake Griffiths Status of Laser Timing at Stafford, Virginia
17:15 - 17:35 link to Li abstract link to Li presentation Yuqiang Li Lunar Laser Ranging Research and Experiment in Yunnan Observatories
17:35 - 17:45 link to session 2 poster presentations Chairs Poster presentations
17:45   link to TSC presentation   Transponder Standing Committee Meeting
17:45       Welcome Reception
Tuesday, October 22
Session 02: Improving current station performance (continued)
Chairs: Manuel Catalan, José Rodriguez, Jens Steinborn
8:30 - 8:48 link to Mariey abstract link to Mariey presentation Herve Mariey Two Way Ranging on Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at Grasse MéO station
8:48 - 9:06 link to Suchodolsk abstract link to Suchodolsk presentation Tomasz Suchodolski SRC PAS Borowiec Second Satellite Tracking System
9:06 - 9:24 link to Kirchner abstract link to Kirchner presentation Georg Kirchner Smart Transmit Telescope
9:24 - 9:42 link to Prochazka abstract link to Prochazka presentation Ivan Prochazka New SPAD Detector Package for SLR and Laser Time Transfer
9:42 - 10:00 link to Sokolov abstract link to Sokolov presentation Andrey Sokolov The Preliminary Results of Ground Tests Over the Ring Array
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
Session 03: Synergies and new applications
Chairs: Quirin Funke, Ulrich Schreiber, Daniele Dequal
10:30 - 10:50 link to Liang presentation Zhipeng Liang Photometry with Gated SPAD: Theory and Approach
10:50 - 11:10 link to Rovera abstract link to Rovera presentation Daniele Rovera Time transfer accuracy
11:10 - 11:30 link to Martynov abstract link to Martynov presentation
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Time transfer through GLONASS: motivation, goals and technical implementation
11:30- 11:50 link to Calderaro abstract link to Calderaro presentation Luca Calderaro Towards quantum communication from global navigation satellite system
11:50 - 12:10 link to Phung abstract link to Phung presentation Duy-Há Phung Laser Communication Experiments at Grasse - France Station (ID7845) and Prospective Applications for Satellite Laser Ranging
12:00 - 12:30 link to Gao abstract link to Gao presentation Pengqi Gao Fast Developing Space Debris Laser Tracking in China
12:30 - 14:00     Lunch
14:00 - 14:20 link to Cordelli abstract link to Cordelli presentation Emiliano Cordelli Use of a Night-Tracking Camera during daytime
14:20 - 14:40 link to Maurice abstract link to Maurice presentation Nicolas Maurice Fine tracking for laser flux stabilization on an optical detector for space-to-ground laser link communication
14:40 - 15:00 link to Lucchesi abstract link to Lucchesi presentation David Lucchesi LAGEOS and LARES satellites attitude determination with the LASSOS spin model
15:00 - 15:20 link to Dilssner abstract link to Dilssner presentation Florian Dilssner Benefits of SLR Tracking for Galileo Orbit and Attitude Determination
15:20 - 15:40 link to Wang abstract link to Wang presentation Xiaoya Wang Intra-technique Combination and Its Precision Evaluation based on SHAO SLR SINEX solutions
15:40 - 16:00 Chairs Discussion
16:00 - 16:30     Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30 link to Space Debris Study Group Meeting presentation   Space Debris Panel Discussion
18:00 - 19:00 link to MSC presentations   Mission Standing Committee Meeting
19:00   link to NESC presentation   Networks & Engineering Standing Committee Meeting
Wednesday, October 23
Session 04: Novel concepts to improve the SLR network
Chairs: Michael Steindorfer, Zhang Zhongping, Andrey Sokolov
8:30 - 8:50 link to Steindorfer abstract link to Steindorfer presentation Michael Steindorfer Daylight space debris laser ranging
8:50 - 9:10 link to Tang abstract   Kai Tang Infrared Laser Ranging to Satellite and Debris in Shanghai station
9:10 - 9:30 link to Blosfeld abstract link to Blosfeld presentation Mathis Bloßfeld The potential of increased station performances for scientific SLR products
9:30 - 9:50 link to Riepl abstract link to Riepl presentation Stefan Riepl Improvements of the SOS-W automatic scheduler for special campaign support
9:50 - 10:10 link to Hampf abstract link to Hampf presentation Daniel Hampf The miniSLR system: a standardized solution for routine SLR observations
10:10 - 10:40 Coffee Break
10:40 - 11:00 link to Dong abstract link to Dong presentation Xue Dong GNSS Prediction from Navigation Message
11:00 - 11:20 link to Hoffman abstract link to Hoffman presentation Evan Hoffman SGSLR Receiver Validation and Pulse Width Amplitude Correction
11:20 - 11:40 link to Ping abstract link to Ping presentation Jinsong Ping Lunar surface control network with retro-reflectors and radio transponders in Chang’E lunar
11:40 - 12:00 link to Kodet abstract link to Kodet presentation Jan Kodet Coherent Time and Frequency Distribution System for a Fundamental Station
12:00 - 12:20 link to Eckl abstract link to Eckl presentation Johann Eckl Optical Laser time transfer and high repetition monostatic SLR
12:20 - 12:30 Chairs Discussion
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 link to list of posters   Poster session
15:30 - 16:00     Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00     New applications panel meeting
17:30       Governing Board Meeting
Thursday, October 24
Session 04: Novel concepts to improve the SLR network (continued)
Chairs: Michael Steindorfer, Zhang Zhongping, Andrey Sokolov
8:30 - 8:50 link to abstract link to presentation Clément Courde High repetition rate SLR at GRSM
8:50 - 9:10 link to abstract link to presentation Daniele Dequal 100 kHz satellite laser ranging demonstration at Matera Laser Ranging Observatory
9:10 - 9:30 link to abstract   Zhongping Zhang Progress of Transportable Cabin-Based SLR system
9:30 - 9:50 link to abstract link to presentation Takehiro Matsumoto Status Report of Tanegashima SLR station (GMSL) and Developing status of JAXA’s next SLR station
9:50 - 10:20   Coffee Break
Highlight Talk
Chair: Michael Pearlman
10:20 - 11:20 link to Currie Highlight Talk presentation Douglas Currie On the Birth and Future of Lunar  Laser Ranging
11:20 - 11:30 Daniel Hampf SLR station excursion: Final announcements
11:30 - 13:00   Lunch
13:00 - 18:00   SLR station technical tours. Tours include bus transfers
Conference Dinner
19:00     Doors open
19:45     Dinner
Friday, October 25
Session 05: Safety & Security
Chairs: Jan McGarry, Jean-Marie Torre, Johann Eckl
9:00 - 9:10 link to McGarry Introduction presentation Chairs Introduction
9:10 - 9:30 link to Torre abstract link to Torre presentation Jean-Marie Torre European Laser Safety: Laser Emitters and Flight Safety
9:30 - 9:50 link to Leidig abstract link to Leidig presentation Andreas Leidig Free space laser safety system for Aircraft Camera Detection in the Infrared
9:50 - 10:10 link to Wilkinson abstract link to Wilkinson presentation Matthew Wilkinson Optically Detecting Aircraft for In-Sky Safety in Daylight Conditions
10:10 - 10:40 Coffee Break
10:40 - 11:00 link to Otsubo abstract link to Otsubo presentation Toshimichi Otsubo ADS ADS-B aircraft safety system assembled at less than EUR/USD 100
11:00 - 11:20 link to Bachem abstract link to Bachem presentation Theodor Bachem Web-based approach for system monitoring and remote SLR control
11:20 - 11:40 link to McGarry abstract link to McGarry presentation Jan McGarry SGSLR safety & security across global locations
11:40 - 12:00     Chairs Discussion
12:00 - 12:15   link to PDF listing 3 poster awards Denise Beisecker Poster Award Ceremony
12:15 - 13:30       Lunch
Session 06: Summary & Outlook
Chairs: Carey Noll, Michael Pearlman
13:30 - 13:40     Michael Pearlman Introduction
Session summaries
13:40 - 13:50   link to SLR School summary presentation Michael Pearlman SLR School Summary
13:50 - 13:55   link to session 1 summary presentation Otsubo et al Session 1 Summary
13:55 - 14:00   link to Session 2 summary presentation Catalan et al Session 2 Summary
14:00 - 14:05   link to session 3 summary report Funke et al Session 3 Summary
14:05 - 14:10   link to session 4 summary presentation Steindorfer et al Session 4 Summary
14:10 - 14:15   link to session 5 summary report McGarry et al Session 5 Summary
SC/SG summaries
14:15 - 14:20     Luceri / Pavlis Analysis SC
14:20 - 14:25     Schwatke / Ricklefs Data Formats and Procedures SC
14:25 - 14:30     Merkowitz / Otsubo Missions SC
14:30 - 14:35   link to NESC summary presentation Wilkinson / Kirchner Networks and Engineering SC
14:35 - 14:40   link to TSC summary report presentation Schreiber / Torre Transponder SC
14:40 - 14:45   link to Space Debris Study Group summary presentation Kirchner / Kucharski Space Debris SG
14:45 - 15:00       Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:15   link to presentation of workshop resolutions Michael Pearlman Workshop resolutions
15:15 - 15:25   link to Future workshops presentation Toshimichi Otsubo Future Workshops
15:25 - 15:35   link to Kunming workshop presentation Yuqiang Li 22nd IWLR 2021 in Kunming
15:35 - 16:00     Michael Pearlman General discussion
16:00           End of workshop


46 abstracts of 76 presentations


70 0f 76 presentations


Session 2: Improving current station performance
link to abstract link to Hausler poster Stefanie Häusler An SLR Receiver to Discriminate Single- from Multiphoton Events
link to Medvedskyy abstract link to Medvedskyy poster Mykhaylo Medvedskyy Upgrade Hardware & Software Golosiiv Station 1824
link to Mourlon abstract link to Mourlon poster Thibaud Mourlon Raspberry Pi-based Laser Beam Profiler
link to Sosnica abstract Krzysztof Sośnica Processing of Satellite Laser Ranging Data to GNSS Satellites at IGiG WUELS
link to Sanchez_Piedra abstract link to Sanchez_Piedra poster Manuel Sánchez Piedra San Fernando Laser Station Updates and New Improvements
link to Zhang abstract link to Zhang poster Jie Zhang The Performance of 1m Aperture SLR Telescope in Wuhan JiuFeng SLR Station
link to delPino abstract link to delPino poster Jorge del Pino Continuous Sky Clarity Monitoring at Riga and Metsähovi: January 2018 - June 2019
link to Ignatenko abstract I.Yu. Ignatenko Accuracy of Single Measurements in a Laser Location
link to Sokolov abstract Andrey Sokolov An Array of Compact Cheap CCRs for High-elliptical Navigation Spacecraft
link to Gunther abstract Erik Günther All Sky Camera Concept
link to Horvath abstract Julie Horvath Status of the NASA SGSLR Subsystem Development
link to Li abstract link to Li poster Rongwang Li Mount model of 1.2m telescope at Kunming station
Session 3: Synergies and new applications
link to Fausk abstract link to Fausk poster Ingrid Fausk Where – a new software for geodetic analysis
link to Sosnica abstract link to Sosnica poster Krzysztof Sośnica Realization of the terrestrial reference frame based on integrated SLR measurements to LEO, geodetic, and Galileo satellites
link to Gao abstract first poster Pengqi Gao Space Debris Laser Ranging and Characteristic Analysis
link to Gao abstract second poster Pengqi Gao Weak Echo Signal Extraction in Space Debris Laser Ranging
link to Bartels abstract link to Bartels poster Nils Bartels Design and qualification of a recessed satellite cornercube retroreflector for ground-based attitude verification via satellite laser ranging
link to Prochazka abstract Ivan Procházka New photon counting detector packages optimized for space debris tracking and near infrared operation
link to Tang abstract Kai Tang Progress of laser time transfer on Chinese Space Station
Session 4: Novel concepts to improve the SLR network
link to Chase abstract Link to Chase poster Dennis Chase Using Problem Reports and LORs in the Sustainment of NASA SLR Networks
link to DeRieux abstract Alexander DeRieux A Python-based Analysis Toolkit for SLR Ground Stations
link to Lamb abstract link to Lamb poster Rivers Lamb Application of Adult Stage Development Theory to the Management of the NASA SLR Operations Team
link to Lopez_Perez abstract link to Lopez Perez poster José Antonio López Pérez YLARA station development status 2019
link to Tcyba abstract Efim Tcyba Determination of Precise EOP using Satellite and Lunar Laser Ranging
link to Wang abstract link to Wang poster Peiyuan Wang Contributions to sub-MHz SLR in Graz
link to Wagner abstract Gerd Wagner MS-LART: DLR’s latest telescope platform for satellite and space debris laser ranging
link to Drozdzewski abstract link to Drozdzewski poster Mateusz Drożdżewski Troposphere delay modeling in SLR solutions
link to Clark abstract link to Clark poster Christopher Clarke SGSLR Receiver Detector Pulse Width Calibration Technique
Session 5: Safety and Security
link to Donovan abstract link to Donovan poster Howard Donovan NASA SGSLR Power and Lightning Protection


29 abstracts of 29 posters


17 of 29 posters