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Testing the helicopter obstacle avoidance system
Author(s): Gary Stevenson; Horacio R. Verdun; Peter H. Stern; Walter Koechner
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Paper Abstract

This paper summarizes test results of the Helicopter Laser Radar (HLR) System which has been developed at Fibertek, Inc. The HLR program is under the direction of the U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, Air Systems Division, as part of the Army Helicopter Obstacle Avoidance System (OASYS) program. The HLR system is a direct detection laser radar system using a diode-pumped solid-state laser operating at 1.54 micrometer. A diode-pumped system offers small size, robust range performance, small output aperture, and a short pulse length for high range resolution. The output wavelength was chosen for extended eyesafety limits and covertness.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2472, Applied Laser Radar Technology II, (16 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212025
Show Author Affiliations
Gary Stevenson, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
Horacio R. Verdun, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
Peter H. Stern, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
Walter Koechner, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2472:
Applied Laser Radar Technology II
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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