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Remote Active Spectrometer
Author(s): J. V. Cernius; D. A. Elser; J. Fox
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Paper Abstract

The Remote Active Spectrometer is a compact, lightweight sensor designed to demonstrate remote detection of chemical vapors. A prototype model was developed by Hughes Aircraft Company for the U.S. Army's Center For Night Vision and Electro-Optics, and the Chemical Research Development and Engineering Center. The Remote Active Spectrometer is comprised of four, frequency agile, CO2 laser transmitters (each operating at a rate of 10 hertz), optics for transmission, pointing, reception, and calibration, and detectors and electronics for information processing and recording. To provide a visual record of the scene observed a TV Sensor is integrated with the system. In this paper the Remote Active spectrometer is described, and its performance in the field discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1062, Laser Applications in Meteorology and Earth and Atmospheric Remote Sensing, (25 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951876
Show Author Affiliations
J. V. Cernius, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)
D. A. Elser, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)
J. Fox, Center for Night Vision and Electro-Optics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1062:
Laser Applications in Meteorology and Earth and Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Martin M. Sokoloski, Editor(s)

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