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Range-gated imaging experiments using gated intensifiers
Author(s): Thomas E. McDonald; George J. Yates; Frank H. Cverna; Robert A. Gallegos; Steven A. Jaramillo; Dustin M. Numkena; Jeremy R. Payton; Claudine R. Pena
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Paper Abstract

A variety of range gated imaging experiments using high- speed gated/shuttered proximity focused microchannel plate image intensifiers (MCPII) are reported. Range gated imaging experiments were conducted in water for detection of submerged mines in controlled turbidity tank test and in sea water for the Naval Coastal Sea Command/U.S. Marine Corps. Field experiments have been conducted consisting of kilometer range imaging of resolution targets and military vehicles in atmosphere at Eglin Air Force Base for the U.S. Air Force, and similar imaging experiments, but in smoke environment, at Redstone Arsenal for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command. Wavelength of the illumination laser was 532 nm with pulse widths ranging from 6 to 12 ns and comparable gate widths. These tests have shown depth resolution in the tens of centimeters range from time phasing reflected LADAR images with MCPII shutter opening.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3642, High-Speed Imaging and Sequence Analysis, (17 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348421
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas E. McDonald, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
George J. Yates, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Frank H. Cverna, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Robert A. Gallegos, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Steven A. Jaramillo, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Dustin M. Numkena, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Jeremy R. Payton, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Claudine R. Pena, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3642:
High-Speed Imaging and Sequence Analysis
Alan M. Frank; Alan M. Frank; James S. Walton, Editor(s)

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