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Advanced man-portable test systems for characterization of UUTs with laser range finder/designator capabilities
Author(s): Paul Bryant; Brian Rich; Jack Grigor; Jim McKechnie; Jay James; Steve McHugh; Rich Raney
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the latest developments in instrumentation for military laser range-finder/designator (LRF/D) test and evaluation. SBIR has completed development of two new laser test modules designed to support a wide range of laser measurements including range accuracy and receiver sensitivity, pulse energy and temporal characteristics, beam spatial/angular characteristics, and VIS/IR to laser co-boresighting. The new Laser Energy Module (LEM) provides automated, variable attenuation of UUT laser energy, and performs measurement of beam amplitude and temporal characteristics. The new Laser/Boresight Module (LBM) supports range simulation and receiver sensitivity measurement, performs UUT laser beam analysis (divergence, satellite beams, etc), and supports high-accuracy co-boresighting of VIS, IR, and laser UUT subsystems. The LBM includes a three-color, fiber-coupled laser source (1064, 1540, and 1570 nm), a sophisticated fiber-optic module (FOM) for output energy amplitude modulation, a 1-2 μm SWIR camera, and a variety of advanced triggering and range simulation functions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5784, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XVI, (12 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604000
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Bryant, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Brian Rich, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Jack Grigor, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Jim McKechnie, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Jay James, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Steve McHugh, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Rich Raney, The Boeing Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5784:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XVI
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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