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Laser radar range and detection performance for MEMS corner cube retroreflector arrays
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Paper Abstract

BAE SYSTEMS reports on a program to characterize the performance of MEMS corner cube retroreflector arrays under laser illumination. These arrays have significant military and commercial application in the areas of: 1) target identification; 2) target tracking; 3) target location; 4) identification friend-or-foe (IFF); 5) parcel tracking, and; 6) search and rescue assistance. BAE SYSTEMS has theoretically determined the feasibility of these devices to learn if sufficient signal-to-noise performance exists to permit a cooperative laser radar sensor to be considered for device location and interrogation. Results indicate that modest power-apertures are required to achieve SNR performance consistent with high probability of detection and low false alarm rates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5614, Advanced Free-Space Optical Communications Techniques and Technologies, (8 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.581776
Show Author Affiliations
Robert J. Grasso, BAE Systems (United States)
Jefferson E. Odhner, BAE Systems (United States)
Hamilton Stewart, BAE Systems (United States)
Robert V. McDaniel, BAE Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5614:
Advanced Free-Space Optical Communications Techniques and Technologies
Monte Ross; Andrew M. Scott, Editor(s)

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