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Development of a modular suite demonstrator for two-band HARLID based on highly independent detection units and Ethernet communication
Author(s): Jean Fortin; Andre Cantin; Louis Chouinard; Paul P. Webb
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Paper Abstract

This article describes work that has been undertaken to develop a suite demonstrator for the evaluation of the digital High Angular Resolution Laser Irradiance Detector (HARLID). HARLID is a module designed to estimate the angel of arrival of a laser beam. It response to radiation ranging from 400 to 1700 nm and covers a 96 degree field of view (FOV) with a resolution of +/- 1 degree in a plane. The main goal of the suite demonstrator is to characterize new generations of HARLIDs and to provide means to evaluate new configurations in order to establish the requirements for the protection of military platforms with laser warning receivers (LWR). The suite demonstrator is a good example of how an Ethernet network can be used to share information between various senors over a specialized network. Moreover, it allows building and studying a plurality of configurations without regard to the separation and the structure between the detection units. To our knowledge, it is the first time that such as approach is used in the field of LWR.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3709, Digitization of the Battlespace IV, (9 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351612
Show Author Affiliations
Jean Fortin, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)
Andre Cantin, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)
Louis Chouinard, Technologies Lyre Inc. (Canada)
Paul P. Webb, EG&G Optoelectronics Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3709:
Digitization of the Battlespace IV
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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