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Discriminating Interceptor Technology Program (DITP) laser radar
Author(s): Frank E. Hanson; Guy W. Beaghler
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Paper Abstract

A compact and light weight imaging laser radar system is being developed for an advanced exo-atmospheric missile interceptor platform for the Discriminating Interceptor Technology Program (DITP). The laser radar will be used in combination with a two- color passive IR sensor to provide high angular resolution information for long range tracking and discrimination of multiple targets. A direct-detection approach at 532 nm has been chosen to provide the best overall capability in a system which can be fielded in the near term. The laser radar is designed to operate at 25 W for a limited run time and output short 1.3 ns pulses at 100 Hz. A high speed 10 X 10 pixel receiver capable of efficient single photon detection is also being developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3707, Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV, (28 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351359
Show Author Affiliations
Frank E. Hanson, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr., San Diego (United States)
Guy W. Beaghler, FIBERTEK, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3707:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV
Gary W. Kamerman; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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