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Real-time image generation with a pulsed coherent laser radar
Author(s): Francis J. Corbett; Michael Groden; Gordon L. Dryden; Mark A. Kovacs; George Pfeiffer
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Paper Abstract

A kilowatt class, pulsed CO2 laser radar has been developed at Textron under a joint US Army-Air Force program. It is currently undergoing field trials; and successful coherent imaging and tracking experiments have been conducted over the past two years at the Air Force Maui Space surveillance Site. This paper describes the receiver- processor architecture of the laser radar system, the algorithms and waveforms, and the output products which are high resolution range-Doppler and range-amplitude image. Attention will be paid to the hardware and software methods used to achieve real-time, wideband operations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3065, Laser Radar Technology and Applications II, (6 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.281035
Show Author Affiliations
Francis J. Corbett, Textron Systems Corp. (United States)
Michael Groden, Textron Systems Corp. (United States)
Gordon L. Dryden, Textron Systems Corp. (United States)
Mark A. Kovacs, Textron Systems Corp. (United States)
George Pfeiffer, Textron Systems Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3065:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications II
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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