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Agile multiple-pulse coherent lidar for range and micro-Doppler measurement
Author(s): Stephen M. Hannon; J. Alex L. Thomson; Sammy W. Henderson; Philip Gatt; Robert Stoneman; Dale Bruns
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Paper Abstract

A novel high time-bandwidth product waveform lidar has been developed. The lidar operates at the eyesafe 2 micrometers wavelength and produces a sequence of two or more cavity- dumped pulselets with a controllable intra-pulse spacing. The number of and spacing for the individual pulselets is adjusted to match the target and atmospheric characteristics. This waveform agility enables the sensor to operate at very long stand-off ranges. Performance predictions and results from recent field demonstrations are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3380, Laser Radar Technology and Applications III, (8 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.327199
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen M. Hannon, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
J. Alex L. Thomson, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Sammy W. Henderson, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Philip Gatt, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Robert Stoneman, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Dale Bruns, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3380:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications III
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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