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Short-wavelength imaging laser radar using a digicon detector
Author(s): Suzanne C. Hiser; Gary Lee Trusty; Jerry A. Blodgett; Jeanne A. Welch; M. Gregg Roe; Thomas H. Cosden; Geoffrey T. Benedict-Hall; Robert O. Ginaven; Moojan Khazra; Erik Odeen; Joseph E. Page; Norman Swanberg; Frank D. Feiock
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Paper Abstract

532-nm direct-detection imaging laser radar using a prototype digicon receiver was constructed and has demonstrated rapid multiple retargeting over a wide field of regard, obtaining single-shot images with intensity and three-dimensional position data for each target. Such laser radar capability is important for discrimination and targeting. The digicon receiver system obtains 8 x 8 pixel images of multiple targets at a rate of 15 Hz. Each image provides both intensity and range-to-target at each pixel. Results of experiments involving seven targets located at various distances along a 60-m light tunnel are presented. Future directions discussed are acquisition and hand-off, tracking, long-range outdoor experiments (~ 1 km), and a 16 x 16 array digicon tube with magnification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Opt. Eng. 31(11) doi: 10.1117/12.59882
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 31, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Suzanne C. Hiser, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Gary Lee Trusty, U.S. Navy (United States)
Jerry A. Blodgett, U.S. Navy (United States)
Jeanne A. Welch, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
M. Gregg Roe, Rockwell International (United States)
Thomas H. Cosden, Univ. of Maryland (United States)
Geoffrey T. Benedict-Hall, Science Applications (United States)
Robert O. Ginaven, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Moojan Khazra, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Erik Odeen, Science Applications (United States)
Joseph E. Page, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Norman Swanberg, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Frank D. Feiock, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)

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