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Airborne laser-diode-array illuminator assessment for the night vision's airborne mine-detection arid test
Author(s): Suzanne Stetson; Hadley Weber; Frank J. Crosby; Kenneth Tinsley; Edmund Kloess; Andrew J. Nevis; John H. Holloway; Ned H. Witherspoon
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Paper Abstract

The Airborne Littoral Reconnaissance Technologies (ALRT) project has developed and tested a nighttime operational minefield detection capability using commercial off-the-shelf high-power Laser Diode Arrays (LDAs). The Coastal System Station’s ALRT project, under funding from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), has been designing, developing, integrating, and testing commercial arrays using a Cessna airborne platform over the last several years. This has led to the development of the Airborne Laser Diode Array Illuminator wide field-of-view (ALDAI-W) imaging test bed system. The ALRT project tested ALDAI-W at the Army’s Night Vision Lab’s Airborne Mine Detection Arid Test. By participating in Night Vision’s test, ALRT was able to collect initial prototype nighttime operational data using ALDAI-W, showing impressive results and pioneering the way for final test bed demonstration conducted in September 2003. This paper describes the ALDAI-W Arid Test and results, along with processing steps used to generate imagery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5415, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX, (21 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.583146
Show Author Affiliations
Suzanne Stetson, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr./Panama City (United States)
Hadley Weber, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr./Panama City (United States)
Frank J. Crosby, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr./Panama City (United States)
Kenneth Tinsley, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr./Panama City (United States)
Edmund Kloess, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr./Panama City (United States)
Andrew J. Nevis, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr./Panama City (United States)
John H. Holloway, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr./Panama City (United States)
Ned H. Witherspoon, Office of Naval Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5415:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX
Russell S. Harmon; J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway, Editor(s)

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