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Advanced measurements optical range (AMOR) ladar test facility
Author(s): Charles E. Keffer; Thomas J. Papetti; Eddie Johnson
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Paper Abstract

The Advanced Measurements Optical Range (AMOR) began operations in 1978 with a mission to measure ladar target signatures of ballistic missiles and to advance the understanding of object features useful for discrimination of reentry vehicles from decoy objects. Ground breaking ladar technology developments and pioneering ladar target signature studies were completed in the early years of AMOR operations. More recently, AMOR functions primarily as a user test facility measuring ladar signatures of a diverse set of objects such as reentry vehicles and decoys, missile bodies, and satellite materials as well as serving as a ladar sensor test-bed to recreate realistic missile defense engagement scenarios to exercise and test missile seeker technologies. This paper gives a status report on current AMOR capabilities including the optical system, target handling system, laser systems, and data measurement types. Plans for future facility enhancements to provide improved service to ladar data users in the modeling and simulation field and to ladar system developers with requirements for advanced test requirements are also reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6550, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XII, 65500E (4 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.718211
Show Author Affiliations
Charles E. Keffer, EDO-CAS (United States)
Thomas J. Papetti, EDO-CAS (United States)
Eddie Johnson, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6550:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XII
Monte D. Turner; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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