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Application Of Laser Radar To Range Instrumentation
Author(s): Claude R. Cooke
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Paper Abstract

Laser technology has revolutionized range instrumentation by providing methods for gathering precise real time space position data. Current methods are tedious and susceptible to human error in both the data gathering and the subsequent analyses. This paper will discuss typical range instrumentation requirements with a comparison of solutions provided by laser technology and more conventional means. Concrete examples will be provided with the description of an existing laser system which was used as the principal space position test instrument. A movie will be shown demonstrating laser technology applied to determination of space position of aircraft, rockets, ballistics, rocket sleds and other objects. Also, examples of the data gathered with laser systems will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1978
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0134, Photo- and Electro-Optics in Range Instrumentation, (11 September 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956098
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Claude R. Cooke, GTE Sylvania Incorporated (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0134:
Photo- and Electro-Optics in Range Instrumentation
Walter J. Carrion; Jed E. Durrenberger; Richard K. Petersen; John Cornell, Editor(s)

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