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Modulated pulse lidar for enhanced underwater detection
Author(s): Linda J. Mullen; V. Michael Contarino
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Paper Abstract

Past laboratory experiments established the ability of the modulated pulse lidar system to improve underwater target contrast. Due to the limitations of the laboratory environment in assessing the performance of then we detection scheme, a system was designed and constructed for use in an ocean experiment which was carried out in December, 1995. Results from the field test confirm the capability of modulated pulse lidar to reduce backscatter clutter and enhance underwater target contrast. In addition, the existence of microwave subcarrier interference effect confirmed that the microwave signal integrity was maintained throughout the range of measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2963, Ocean Optics XIII, (6 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266392
Show Author Affiliations
Linda J. Mullen, Naval Air Warfare Center (United States)
V. Michael Contarino, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2963:
Ocean Optics XIII
Steven G. Ackleson; Robert J. Frouin, Editor(s)

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