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Wide-field airborne laser diode array illuminator: demonstration results
Author(s): H. R. Suiter; J. H. Holloway; K. R. Tinsley; C. N. Pham; E. C. Kloess; N. H. Witherspoon; S. Stetson; F. Crosby; A. Nevis; K. A. McCarley; T. C. Seales
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Paper Abstract

The Airborne Littoral Reconnaissance Technology (ALRT) program has successfully demonstrated the Wide-Field Airborne Laser Diode Array Illuminator (ALDAI-W). This illuminator is designed to illuminate a large area from the air with limited power, weight, and volume. A detection system, of which the ALDAI-W is a central portion, is capable of detecting surface-laid minefields in absolute darkness, extending the allowed mission times to night operations. This will be an overview report, giving processing results and suggested paths for additional development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5794, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets X, (10 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.607425
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H. R. Suiter, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr./Panama City (United States)
J. H. Holloway, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr./Panama City (United States)
K. R. Tinsley, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr./Panama City (United States)
C. N. Pham, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr./Panama City (United States)
E. C. Kloess, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr./Panama City (United States)
N. H. Witherspoon, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr./Panama City (United States)
S. Stetson, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr./Panama City (United States)
F. Crosby, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr./Panama City (United States)
A. Nevis, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr./Panama City (United States)
K. A. McCarley, Arete Associates (United States)
T. C. Seales, Arete Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5794:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets X
Russell S. Harmon; J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway, Editor(s)

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