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Optical Engineering

Performance of a gimballed fiber optic coupled laser spotlight and active television
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in high powered laser diodes and fiber optic coupling enable efficient integration of laser systems into existing gimballed systems. A high power, divergent beam is used to illuminate a scene providing enhanced performance in poor weather, the recording of (ship, aircraft or automobile) registry and augmentation to existing night vision devices. Ground tests are conducted by observing alphanumeric characters at 200, 400, 600, 800, 1100 and 1300 m and results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 37(10) doi: 10.1117/1.601807
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 37, Issue 10
Show Author Affiliations
John Lester Miller, FLIR Systems Inc. (United States)
John M. Kelly, Boeing North American (United States)
Robert J. Ireland, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
James E. Byars, Alliant Technology Systems (United States)


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