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Optical Engineering

Laser Line-Scanning Sensors
Author(s): W. F. Matthews; R. F. Jung
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Paper Abstract

A brief review of the history of the development of laser line-scanning sensors at Perkin-Elmer is given, culminating in the KA-98( ). This development, traced over the past 11 years by means of descriptions of a number of sensors, is characterized by a trend towards improved performance at lower cost, size, and weight. Earlier systems recorded directly onto photographic film, whereas later units employed magnetic video tape and the possibility of real-time data link transmission of the video signals. The most recent model, the KA-98( ), has just completed flight tests. This unit, intended for high-performance aircraft, incorporates a cw GaAs laser and a large field of view. Although originally developed for reconnaissance, these sensors are finding other remote sensing applications such as oil-slick detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1975
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 14(2) 142116 doi: 10.1117/12.7978739
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 14, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
W. F. Matthews, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
R. F. Jung, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)

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