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Integral small communication platforms fusing optical and military radar imaging for UGV
Author(s): Tomasz P. Jannson; Andrew A. Kostrzewski; Lev S. Sadovnik; Vladimir A. Manasson
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, integration of two basic imaging sensor technology components: optical imaging and radar imaging, will be provided, within the small communication platform environment. This is possible due to a novel MMW imaging technique developed by Waveband Corporation, based on a small and compact MMW (millimeter wave) antenna which is diffraction- grating-based, rather than gimble (scanning), or phase-array-based,as in the prior art. The proposed integral imaging system can operate UGV in any weather and environmental conditions (daylight, low-vision, dark, night, fog, snow, dust, etc) by applying switching module which automatically provides any of the three regions: (a) only optical; (b) only radar; (c) both (i.e., hybrid imaging). In this paper, feasibility and figure the merit analysis is provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4024, Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology II, (10 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391626
Show Author Affiliations
Tomasz P. Jannson, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Andrew A. Kostrzewski, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Lev S. Sadovnik, WaveBand Corp. (United States)
Vladimir A. Manasson, WaveBand Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4024:
Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology II
Grant R. Gerhart; Robert W. Gunderson; Chuck M. Shoemaker, Editor(s)

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