retroreflector


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retroreflector

(ˌrɛtrəʊrɪˈflɛktə)
n
(General Physics) a device which retroreflects
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Hardware is further segmented into Laser Tracker Head, Laser Tracker Controller, Retroreflector, Computer System and Essential Accessories.
These will include a fully digital navigation payload, a Regional Military Protection capability, an accuracy-enhancing laser retroreflector array, and a Search & Rescue payload.
Image Credit: Reuters 4 of 13 Apollo 11 lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin carries equipment for the Passive Seismic Experiments (in his left hand) and the Laser Ranging Retroreflector (in his right) to the deployment area at Tranquility Base in the Sea of Tranquility on the moon Image Credit: Reuters 5 of 13 Apollo 11 space mission US astronaut Buzz Aldrin conducts experiment on the moon's surface on a picture taken by Neil Armstrong, after both climbed down the ladder of the lunar module .
In addition, the Vikram lander will tote one passive experiment from NASA called the Laser Retroreflector Array (LRA) for Lunar Landers.
The spacecraft had included plans to measure the Moon's local magnetic field and was carrying a laser retroreflector and a digital "time capsule".
Its science payload consists of a magnetometer developed by the Weizmann Institute of Science and a laser retroreflector array from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Also on display will be its Modulating RetroReflector, capable of passively returning light from an interrogating laser source and modulating its intensity for free space laser communication.
The position of the optical elements and the moving parts are set in such way, that the measured object axis is set in the line with the centre of the laser linear retroreflector. It allows the Abbe errors to be reduced to negligible levels even for the most demanding dimensional metrology tasks [13].
The profile incorporates side skirts, while on the rear the look is even cleaner, characterized by a sculptured retroreflector and a body colored spoiler; the exterior look is completed by 20" Mercurio rims and black painted brake calipers.
For the purpose of a simple qualitative comparison, the fabricated RTP array was placed in front of a typical ICC retroreflector and both of them were illuminated by white LED light.