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Laser pointing technology
Author(s): Allan Gibson
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Paper Abstract

The UK's Defence Evaluation and Research Agency have been researching stabilized laser-pointing technology for a number of years. Several proof-of-principle generic laser pointing and beam steering platforms have been designed, built and tested for a range of applications. These platforms were developed as research tools to develop key laser pointing and target tracking technologies. The key research technologies examined include target tracking, sight-line stabilization, laser boresight and alignment, laser integration and system control processing. This paper describes typical techniques and technologies required to direct a laser beam to a target and maintain it on that target for the desired period of time. It covers some of the system aspect including laser integration and laser boresighting concepts and techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4034, Laser Weapons Technology, (21 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391867
Show Author Affiliations
Allan Gibson, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Farnborough (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4034:
Laser Weapons Technology
Todd D. Steiner; Paul H. Merritt, Editor(s)

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