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Hardware-in-the-loop projector system for light detection and ranging sensor testing
Author(s): Hajin J. Kim; Charles B. Naumann; Michael C. Cornell
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Paper Abstract

Efforts in developing a synthetic environment for testing light detection and ranging (LADAR) sensors in a hardware-in-the-loop simulation are continuing at the Aviation and Missile Research, Engineering, and Development Center of the U.S. Army Research, Engineering and Development Command (RDECOM). Current activities have concentrated on evaluating the optical projection techniques for the LADAR synthetic environment. Schemes for generating the optical signals representing the individual pixels of the projection are of particular interest. Several approaches have been investigated and tested with emphasis on operating wavelength, intensity dynamic range and uniformity, and flexibility in pixel waveform generation. This paper will discuss some of the results from these current efforts at RDECOM's System Simulation and Development Directorate's Electro Optical Technology Development Laboratory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 September 2012
PDF: 15 pages
Opt. Eng. 51(8) 083609 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.8.083609
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 51, Issue 8
Show Author Affiliations
Hajin J. Kim, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (United States)
Charles B. Naumann, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Michael C. Cornell, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)

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