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Three-dimensional laser radar for long-range applications
Author(s): Ralph L. Burnham
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Paper Abstract

We have developed an advanced angle-angle-range-intensity laser radar system designed for long-range imaging and target discrimination. Brassboard hardware has been built, and performance testing has demonstrated the capability of direct-detection imaging ladar systems to significantly improve probability of target discrimination over passive-only sensors. In this paper we discuss the most recent generation of short-pulse ladar hardware and the results of recent range testing of this hardware against accurate target models. Progress in the development of the next-generation short-pulse laser transmitter and GHz digitizing receiver is also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4377, Laser Radar Technology and Applications VI, (19 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.440119
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Ralph L. Burnham, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4377:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications VI
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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