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Microdoppler ladar systems
Author(s): Wil Otaguro; Cecil Hayes
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Paper Abstract

Modern microdoppler ladars systems are capable of measuring a surface displacement velocity as small as 10 micrometers per second. The Precision Targeting and Identification ACTD is transitioning microdoppler ladars onto surveillance and tactical fighter platforms. They are being used to classify and identify airborne targets based on the vibration signatures of the target's power plant at ranges beyond 20 km. Derivative uses include detection/classification of operational, camouflaged surface and buried objects and an adjunct to optical imaging for space object identification. As the cost, size, and complexity of the micro-doppler ladars is reduced with the transition from the gas laser to solid state devices, microdoppler ladars will provide an affordable, operationally effective alternative to imaging sensors. This paper will discuss the status of microdoppler ladars developments and several applications including tactical airborne combat ID, detection of surface/buried targets, and space object identification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4091, Imaging Technology and Telescopes, (31 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405785
Show Author Affiliations
Wil Otaguro, Boeing Co. (United States)
Cecil Hayes, Hayes Industries (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4091:
Imaging Technology and Telescopes
James W. Bilbro; James B. Breckinridge; Mark J. Eckart; James B. Breckinridge; Richard A. Carreras; Richard A. Carreras; James W. Bilbro; Stanley R. Czyzak; Robert D. Fiete; Mark J. Eckart; Robert D. Fiete; Paul S. Idell, Editor(s)

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