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Ladar signature simulation
Author(s): Jeffrey A. Estep; Zu-Han Gu
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Paper Abstract

The design of laser radars and the determination of laser radar signatures of various vehicles require accurate data on the monostatic reflectivity of many target materials to far-field laser illumination at many different wavelengths. Modelling software is required that will take the monostatic reflectance data as an input, and combine this data with geometrical models to develop a laser radar signature. Recently a program has been started at Surface Optics Corporation to design and develop a laboratory system for the monostatic measurement of the bidirectional reflectance properties of target samples and generation of laser radar signatures from this data. This system, the Monostatic Bidirectional Reflectometer (MBR), will be flexible enough to accommodate various laser sources and detectors. The MBR will be capable of accurate measurement of the BRDF of target samples and combining this data with geometrical target models for signature predictions which will be further used for development of hardware in the loop simulations at a reduction in the cost of live-fire evaluation of various weapon systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1700, Automatic Object Recognition II, (16 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138262
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey A. Estep, Air Force Guided Weapons Evaluation Facility (United States)
Zu-Han Gu, Surface Optics Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1700:
Automatic Object Recognition II
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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