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Reflective tomography for space object imaging using a short-pulselength laser
Author(s): Charles L. Matson; Eric P. Magee; David Stone
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Paper Abstract

The Air Force Phillips Laboratory is upgrading the surveillance capabilities of its AMOS facility with a coherent laser radar system. A notable feature of this laser radar system is its short (approximately equals 1 ns) pulselength which allows high resolution range data to be obtained. The usefulness of this range data for use in reflective tomographic reconstructions of images of space objects is discussed in this paper. A brief review of tomography is given. Then the capability of the laser radar system to provide adequate range-resolved data is analyzed, both in terms of system parameters and signal-to-noise issues. Sample image reconstructions are presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2302, Image Reconstruction and Restoration, (30 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188058
Show Author Affiliations
Charles L. Matson, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Eric P. Magee, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
David Stone, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2302:
Image Reconstruction and Restoration
Timothy J. Schulz; Donald L. Snyder, Editor(s)

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