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Flight test and performance of a nongated active television system
Author(s): John Lester Miller; John M. Kelly; Jon Ehlen
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Paper Abstract

A series of helicopter flight tests were conducted to test the feasibility and assess the performance of a gimbaled active television system and co-located IR system. The laser light was provided to the gimbal via a fiber optic cable from a remote semiconductor laser. A high power, divergent beam was used to illuminate a scene providing enhanced performance in poor weather, the recording of registry and augmentation to existing night vision devices. The flight tests were conducted in clear-weather conditions over land and water. Additionally, a series of ground test were conducted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3698, Infrared Technology and Applications XXV, (26 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354526
Show Author Affiliations
John Lester Miller, FLIR Systems Inc. (United States)
John M. Kelly, Boeing North American/Rocketdyne (United States)
Jon Ehlen, Kinomotion Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3698:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXV
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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