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A polyspectral LADAR optical breakscreen projectile sensor for reactive countermeasure queuing
Author(s): Robert J. Grasso; Patricia A. Bodan; M. J. Smith; Jefferson E. Odhner; Eldon M. Sutphin; John A. McNeil; Robert V. McDaniel
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Paper Abstract

An optical polyspectral sensor has been developed and tested which calculates the magnitude and directional velocity of an incoming projectile to queue a reactive countermeasure. This paper describes the sensor modeling, sensitivity analysis, and experimental results of a sensor consisting of four sheets of light. Sensor application could be extended to all projectiles that present a measurable laser radar cross section to the sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5871, Optical Technologies for Arming, Safing, Fuzing, and Firing, 58710H (20 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.611186
Show Author Affiliations
Robert J. Grasso, BAE Systems (United States)
Patricia A. Bodan, BAE Systems (United States)
M. J. Smith, BAE Systems (United States)
Jefferson E. Odhner, BAE Systems (United States)
Eldon M. Sutphin, BAE Systems (United States)
John A. McNeil, BAE Systems (United States)
Robert V. McDaniel, BAE Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5871:
Optical Technologies for Arming, Safing, Fuzing, and Firing
William J. Thomes; Fred M. Dickey, Editor(s)

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