SLR Station Performance Charts: July 2015 to June 2016

T Otsubo hosted one of the ‘clinic’ session booths during the 20th International Workshop on Laser Ranging in Potsdam.   It covers both quantity and quality aspects of SLR stations.  The following are the links to the charts.

Hit-rate (observation success rate) over all fly-over observation chances (El > 20 deg)
(Pages 3 and 5 are just rescaled-without-Yarragadee version of Pages 2
and 4 resp)

LAGEOS-1+2 NP Post-POD RMS vs Session-by-session system delay RMS
(Page 1 >> ZOOM >> Page 2 >> ZOOM >> Page 3)

System delay time series
(1 year span)
(5 day span; one of densely observed periods)

System delay measurement frequency
= Interval between calibration record with different time tags
(blue parts: not a unique measurement? Identical records with different time tags found.)
(X-axis extended for 1824, 1873, 1884 and 7820)

Range residual vs System delay

Range residual vs Intensity (# of returns per NP)

Range residual vs Single-shot RMS

Range residual vs Sun Elevation (day vs night)

Toshimichi Otsubo <> and Akihisa Hattori
Hitotsubashi University