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Imaging with heterodyne laser radar and reflection tomography
Author(s): James B. Lasche; Stephen A. Hanes; Kenneth B. Rowland; Aaron C. Birenboim; Vincent N. Benham
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Paper Abstract

The Air Force Research Laboratory is using a small-scale heterodyne laser radar (ladar) system for range-resolved imaging, among other applications. This system, called the Heterodyne Imaging Laser Testbed (HILT), is used for obtaining pulsed reflection returns from targets that are located on the ground at a distance of approximately 1 km. Over the past year, the resolution of the HILT's reflection tomographic images has improved from approximately 30 cm to approximately 10 cm. Presented in this paper are a description of HILT and tomographic image reconstructions of ground targets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 November 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4124, High-Resolution Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications II, (22 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.407511
Show Author Affiliations
James B. Lasche, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Stephen A. Hanes, Boeing Co. (United States)
Kenneth B. Rowland, Boeing Co. (United States)
Aaron C. Birenboim, Applied Technology Associates (United States)
Vincent N. Benham, ITT Industries, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4124:
High-Resolution Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications II
John D. Gonglewski; Mikhail A. Vorontsov; Mark T. Gruneisen, Editor(s)

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