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Target identification using laser imaging
Author(s): James A. Jennings; Martin C. Baker; Joseph J. Barrett; Barron N. Ellis; J. Kacerek; J. Yee
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Paper Abstract

Solid state lasers have been utilized for many varied applications. This application describes how the high peak power, short pulse capability of an alexandrite laser, in combination with a generation III image intensified receiver, can solve the problem of very long range target identification. Applications have relevance to both commercial and military uses where day/night all weather imaging is required. Wavelength diversity provides single and multispectral system capability, therefore allowing discrimination of targets against varied backgrounds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2115, Visible and UV Lasers, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172725
Show Author Affiliations
James A. Jennings, AlliedSignal Aerospace Co. (United States)
Martin C. Baker, AlliedSignal Aerospace Co. (United States)
Joseph J. Barrett, AlliedSignal Aerospace Co. (United States)
Barron N. Ellis, AlliedSignal Aerospace Co. (United States)
J. Kacerek, AlliedSignal Aerospace Co. (United States)
J. Yee, AlliedSignal Aerospace Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2115:
Visible and UV Lasers
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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