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Section: 0. Form
Section: 1. Identification of the Ranging System Reference Point (SRP)
Section: 2. Site Location Information
Section: 3. General System Information
Section: 4. Telescope Information
Section: 5. Laser System Information
Section: 6. Receiver System
Section: 7. Tracking Capabilities
Section: 8. Calibration
Section: 9. Time and Frequency Standards
Section: 10. Preprocessing Information
Section: 11. Aircraft Detection
Section: 12. Meteorological Instrumentation
Section: 13. Local Ties, Eccentricities, and Collocation Information
Section: 14. Local Events Possibly Affecting Computed Position
Section: 15. On-Site, Point of Contact Agency Information
Section: 16. Responsible Agency (if different from 15.)
Section: 17. More Information

 
       ILRS Site and System Information Form
       International Laser Ranging Service
 
  0.   Form
 
       Prepared by (Full Name)    : Tom Murphy
       Preparer E-mail            : tmurphy@physics.ucsd.edu
       Date Prepared              : 2009-06-29
       Report Type                : NEW
       Format Version             : 1.0
 
 
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  1.   Identification of the Ranging System Reference Point (SRP)
 
       Site Name                  : APOLLO
       IERS DOMES Number          : 49447S001
       CDP Pad ID                 : 7045
       Subnetwork                 : N/A
       Description                : AZ EL INTERSECT
       Monument Description       : N/A
       Monument Inscription       : N/A
       Mark Description           : N/A
       Date Installed             : N/A
       Date Removed               : N/A
       Geologic Characteristic    : BEDROCK
       Additional Information     : Axis intersection of 3.5 m APO telescope
 
 
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  2.   Site Location Information
 
       City or Town               : Sunspot
       State or Province          : NM
       Country                    : USA
       Tectonic Plate             :
       Approximate Position
         X coordinate          [m]:
         Y coordinate          [m]:
         Z coordinate          [m]:
         Latitude            [deg]: 32.780361 N
         Longitude           [deg]: 105.820417 W
         Elevation             [m]: 2788
       Additional Information     : 
 
 
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  3.   General System Information
 
  3.01 System Name                : APOLLO
       4-Character Code           : APOL
       CDP System Number          : 95
       CDP Occupation Number      : 01
       Eccentricity to SRP (if Not Identical With SRP)
         North                 [m]: N/A
         East                  [m]: N/A
         Up                    [m]: N/A
         Date Measured            : N/A
       Date Installed             : 2005-10-15
       Date Removed               : N/A
       Additional Information     : 
              
 
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  4.   Telescope Information
 
  4.01 Receiving Telescope Type   : FOLDED RITCHE-CHRETIEN
         Aperture              [m]: 3.5
         Mount                    : AZ-EL
       Xmitting Telescope Type    : FOLDED RITCHE-CHRETIEN
         Aperture              [m]: 3.5
       Tracking Camera Type       : CCD
         Model                    : STV
         Manufacturer             : SBIG
         Field of View       [deg]: 0.011
         Minimum Magnitude   [mag]: 13
       Transmit/Receive Path      : COMMON BENT CASSEGRAIN
       Transmit/Receive Switch    : ROTATING MIRROR
       Max Slew Rate Az    [deg/s]: 2.0 
       Max Slew Rate El    [deg/s]: 2.0
       Max Used Tracking Rate Az  : 1.5
       Max Used Tracking Rate El  : 1.5
       Telescope Shelter          : DOME
       Daylight Filter Type       : N/A
       Dayl. Filt. Bandwidth  [nm]: N/A
       Adjustable Attenuation     : NO
       Transmit Efficiency        : 0.6
       Receive Efficiency         : 0.4
       Date Installed             : 2005-10-15
       Date Removed               : 
       Additional Information     : 
 
 
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  5.   Laser System Information
 
  5.01 Laser Type                 : ND:YAG
       Number of Amplifiers       : 1
       Primary Wavelength     [nm]: 532
       Primary Maximum Energy [mJ]: 115
       Secondary Wavelength   [nm]:
       Secondary Max. Energy  [mJ]:
       Xmit Energy Adjustable     : NO
       Pulse Width (FWHM)     [ps]: 100
       Max. Repetition Rate   [Hz]: 20
       Fullw. Beam Divergence  ["]: 1.0
       Final Beam Diameter     [m]: 2.5
       Eyesafe                    : NO
       Eyesafe Standard           : ANSI 136.1
       Date Installed             : 2005-10-15
       Date Removed               : 
       Additional Information     : 
 
 
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  6.   Receiver System
 
  6.01.01 Primary Chain
          Wavelength          [nm]: 532
          Detector Type           : SPAD ARRAY
            Manufacturer          : Lincoln Lab 
            Model                 : 4x4 prototype
            Quantum Efficiency [%]: 30
            Nominal Gain          : Geiger mode
            Rise Time         [ps]: 500
            Jitter (Single PE)[ps]: 50
            Field of View      ["]: 0.35 per pixel, 1.4 for array
            Date Installed        : 2005-10-15
            Date Removed          : 
          Signal Processing       : Threshold crossing
            Manufacturer          : UCSD
            Model                 : custom
            Date Installed        : 2005-10-15
            Date Removed          : 
            Amplitude Measurement : via multiple elements
            Return-rate Controlled: NO
            Mode of Operation     : MULTIPLE via SINGLE photon elements
          Time of Flight Observ.  : clock count plus TDC
            Manufacturer          : UCSD/UW/Phillips
            Model                 : custom/7186H
            Resolution        [ps]: 25
            Precision         [ps]: 13
            Date Installed        : 2005-10-15
            Date Removed          : 
          Additional Information  : 
 
  6.02.xx Secondary Chain
          Wavelength          [nm]:
          Detector Type           : (PM/MCP/SPAD/etc))
            Manufacturer          :
            Model                 :
            Quantum Efficiency [%]:
            Nominal Gain          :
            Rise Time         [ps]:
            Jitter (Single PE)[ps]:
            Field of View      ["]: (minimum-maximum or fixed value)
            Date Installed        : (yyyy-mm-dd)
            Date Removed          : (yyyy-mm-dd)
          Signal Processing       : (CFD/PEAK/etc)
            Manufacturer          :
            Model                 :
            Date Installed        : (yyyy-mm-dd)
            Date Removed          : (yyyy-mm-dd)
            Amplitude Measurement : (YES/NO)
            Return-rate Controlled: (YES/NO)
            Mode of Operation     : (MULTI/SINGLE/FEW PHOTON/DON'T KNOW)
          Time of Flight Observ.  : (INTERVAL/EVENT/STREAK CAMERA/etc)
            Manufacturer          :
            Model                 :
            Resolution        [ps]:
            Precision         [ps]:
            Date Installed        : (yyyy-mm-dd)
            Date Removed          : (yyyy-mm-dd)
          Additional Information  : (multiple lines)
 
 
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  7.   Tracking Capabilities
 
  7.01 Satellites
         Very Low Alt (<400 km)   : NO
         Low Altitude (400-2000)  : NO
         Lageos                   : COULD, but HAVEN'T
         GLONASS                  : COULD, but HAVEN'T
         Etalon                   : COULD, but HAVEN'T
         GPS                      : COULD, but HAVEN'T
         Moon                     : YES
       Avge Pass Switch Time   [s]: N/A
       Average values for Lageos
         Single Shot RMS      [mm]: N/A
         # of Obs per NP          : N/A
         Use of Semi-trains       : N/A
         # of Semi-train Tracks   : N/A
       Range Gate Width       [ns]: 100
       Beam Pointing Accuracy  ["]: 0.5
       Angle Encoder Resolution["]: 0.01
       Min. Tracking Elev.   [deg]: 15
       Operation
         Months per Year          : 12
         Days per Week            : 3
         Hours per Day            : 1
         Staff per Shift          : N/A
         System Shared With       : TELESCOPE SHARED WITH ASTRONOMERS
         Time Allocated to SLR [%]: (LLR): 2%
         Remotely Controllable    : YES
       Date First Applicable      : 2005-10-15 00:00 UT
       Date Last Applicable       : 
       Additional Information     : 
 
 
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  8.   Calibration
 
  8.01 Calibration Type           : REALTIME
       Target Location            : INTERNAL
       Target Type                : CORNER CUBE
       Target Structure           : ATTACHED TO SECONDARY MIRROR OF TELESCOPE
       Target Distance         [m]: 4.5856
         Date Measured            : 2005-10-15
         Accuracy (mm)        [mm]: 1
         Verification             : theodolite
       Return-rate Controlled     : YES
       Mode of Operation          : SINGLE per element, MULTIPLE across ARRAY
       Average Cal Interval  [min]: 5
       Single Shot RMS        [mm]: 15
       Edit Criterion 1st Chain   : ?
       Edit Criterion 2nd Chain   : ?
       Application of Cal Data    : FUNCTIONAL FIT TO PROFILE
       Date Installed             : 2006-03-15
       Date Removed               : 
       Additional Information     : 
 
 
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  9.   Time and Frequency Standards
 
  9.01.01 Frequency Standard Type : QUARTZ
          Model                   : XL-DC
          Manufacturer            : SYMMETRICOM
          Short Term Stab.  [e-12]: 4
          Long Term Stab.   [e-12]: <1
          Time Reference          : GPS
          Synchronization         : GPS
          Epoch Accuracy      [ns]: 40
          Date Installed          : 2005-10-15
          Date Removed            : 
          Additional Information  : 
 
  9.02.01 GPS Timing Rcvr Model   : XL-DC
          Manufacturer            : SYMMETRICOM
          Date Installed          : 2005-10-15
          Date Removed            : 
          Additional Information  : 
 
 
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 10.   Preprocessing Information
 
 10.01 On-site NP Generation      : NO
       Data Screening             : CUSTOM/COMPLICATED
       Edit Criterion 1st Chain   : CUSTOM/COMPLICATED
       Edit Criterion 2nd Chain   : CUSTOM/COMPLICATED
       Upload interval            : N/A
       Date First Applicable      : 2006-04-06 0:00 UT
       Date Last  Applicable      : 
       Additional Information     : 
 
 
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 11.   Aircraft Detection
 
 11.01 Detection Type             : 2 SPOTTERS + IR CAMERA + TRANSPONDER DET
       Date Installed             : 2005-10-15
       Date Removed               : 
       Additional Information     : 
 
 
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 12.   Meteorological Instrumentation
 
 12.01.xx Pressure Sensor Model   :
          Manufacturer            :
          Recording Interval      : (hh:mm:ss/PER PULSE/PER PASS/etc)
          Accuracy          [mbar]:
          Height Diff to SRP   [m]:
          Date Installed          : (yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm UT)
          Calibration Interval    : (YEARLY/MONTHLY/etc)
          Date Removed            : (yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm UT)
          Additional Information  : (multiple lines)
 
 12.02.xx Temp Sensor Model       :
          Manufacturer            :
          Recording Interval      : (hh:mm:ss/PER PULSE/PER PASS/etc)
          Accuracy         [deg C]:
          Date Installed          : (yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm UT)
          Calibration Interval    : (YEARLY/MONTHLY/etc)
          Date Removed            : (yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm UT)
          Additional Information  : (multiple lines)
 
 12.03.xx Humidity Sensor Model   :
          Manufacturer            :
          Recording Interval      : (hh:mm:ss/PER PULSE/PER PASS/etc)
          Accuracy       [% rel h]:
          Date Installed          : (yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm UT)
          Calibration Interval    : (YEARLY/MONTHLY/etc)
          Date Removed            : (yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm UT)
          Additional Information  : (multiple lines)
 
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 13.   Local Ties, Eccentricities, and Collocation Information
 
 13.01 Collocated Permanent Geodetic Systems
 
       GPS                        : NO
         Date Installed           : 
         Date Removed             : 
         Additional Information   : 
       GLONASS                    : NO
         Date Installed           : 
         Date Removed             : 
         Additional Information   : 
       DORIS                      : NO
         Date Installed           : 
         Date Removed             : 
         Additional Information   : 
       PRARE                      : NO
         Date Installed           : 
         Date Removed             : 
         Additional Information   : 
       VLBI                       : NO
         Date Installed           : 
         Date Removed             : 
         Additional Information   : 
       Gravimeter                 : SUPERCONDUCTING
         Date Installed           : 2009-04-01
         Date Removed             : 
         Additional Information   : 
 
 
 13.02.xx Local Ties from the SRP to Other Monuments or Systems on Site
   
          Monument Name           :
          Instrumentation Type    : NONE
          Instrumentation Status  : 
          DOMES Number            : 
          CDP Number              : 
          Differential Components (ITRS)
            dx                 [m]: 
            dy                 [m]: 
            dz                 [m]: 
            Date Measured         : 
            Determined by         :
          Date Installed          : 
          Date Removed            : 
          Additional Information  : 
 
 13.03.xx Eccentricities Between Other Monuments on Site 
 
          From: Monument Name     :
                DOMES Number      : 
                CDP Number        : 
          To:   Monument Name     :
                DOMES Number      : 
                CDP Number        : 
          Differential Components (ITRS)
            dx                 [m]: 
            dy                 [m]: 
            dz                 [m]: 
            Date Measured         : 
            Determined by         :
          Additional Information  : 
 
 
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 14.   Local Events Possibly Affecting Computed Position
 
 14.xx Date                       : 
       Event                      : 
       Additional Information     : 
 
 
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 15.   On-Site, Point of Contact Agency Information
 
       Agency                     : Astrophysics Research Consortium
       Mailing Address            : 2001 Apache Point Road; Sunspot NM, 88349-0059
       Primary Contact
         Contact Name             : Mark Klaene
         Telephone (primary)      : 575.437.6822
         Telephone (secondary)    :
         Fax                      : 575.434.5555
         E-mail                   : mark@apo.nmsu.edu
       Secondary Contact
         Contact Name             : Russet McMillan
         Telephone (primary)      : 575.437.6822
         Telephone (secondary)    :
         Fax                      : 5757.434.5555
         E-mail                   : mcmillan@apo.nmsu.edu
       Additional Information     : Klaene is site manager; McMillan knows APOLLO
 
 
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 16.   Responsible Agency (if different from 15.)
 
       Agency                     : University of California, San Diego
       Mailing Address            : MC 0424; 9500 Gilman Drive; La Jolla, CA 92093-0424
       Primary Contact
         Contact Name             : Tom Murphy
         Telephone (primary)      : 858.534.1844
         Telephone (secondary)    : 
         Fax                      : 858.534.0177
         E-mail                   : tmurphy@physics.ucsd.edu
       Secondary Contact
         Contact Name             : 
         Telephone (primary)      :
         Telephone (secondary)    :
         Fax                      :
         E-mail                   :
       Additional Information     : 
 
 
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 17.   More Information
 
       URL for More Information   : http://www.physics.ucsd.edu/~tmurphy/apollo
       Hardcopy on File
         Site Map                 : NO
         Site Diagram             : NO
         Horizon Mask             : NO
         Monument Description     : NO
         Site Pictures            : YES
       Additional Information     : 
 
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