The following table lists the satellites included in
the link budget evaluation up to now, along with their height,
backscattering cross section and the ''Lageos normalized'' return signal
strength. This list is intended to give the observers a feedback of what
signal strength can be expected for the different satellites.
Feel free to give any comments and questions concerning the given parameters and results.
Satellite Link Budget Evaluation for userdefined satellite and system parameters
The following form enables for calculating the absulute return signal strength in terms of photoelectrons with respect to
various system, atmospheric and satellite parameters. For a detailed explanation of the algorithm and the involved parameters see