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Comparison Of Techniques For Long-Range Laser Ranging
Author(s): R. C. Harney
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Paper Abstract

Factors affecting the selection of laser rangefinder design for long-range surface-to-air and airborne ranging applications are discussed. Several candidate designs (including Nd:YAG, Raman-shifted Nd:YAG, and CO2 direct detection and CO2, 13C isotopic CO2 and frequency-doubled CO2 heterodyne detection systems) are summarized and their performance is analyzed. The 13C isotopic CO2 and frequency-doubled CO2 heterodyne detection systems significantly outperform all other candidates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1987
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0783, Laser Radar II, (24 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940583
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R. C. Harney, Martin Marietta Missile Systems Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0783:
Laser Radar II
Richard J. Becherer; Robert C. Harney, Editor(s)

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