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Compact CO2 Laser Rangefinders For Terrain - Following Applications
Author(s): William F Woods
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Paper Abstract

A number of experimental high p.r.f. CO2 TEA lasers have been demonstrated in the past in laboratory or tripod-mounted tests, but have not been sufficiently compact or rugged for incorporation into rangefinders for military. aircraft. Suitable forward-looking positions in aircraft are so confined that only Nd:YAG based rangefinders have found application to date and these pose much too high an eye-hazard to be used for routine terrain-following.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0806, Active Infrared Systems and Technology, (24 August 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941407
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William F Woods, Ferranti Defence Systems Limited. (Scotland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0806:
Active Infrared Systems and Technology
V. G. Roper, Editor(s)

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