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System Design Philosophy For Laser Radar Wavelength Determination
Author(s): David R. Dean; Joseph N. Paranto
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Paper Abstract

Interest in laser radar for many strategic applications has been increasing. Depending on the application, the purpose of the laser radar can be accomplished by any one of a number of laser sources and wavelengths. The selection process for the active sensor should always be a comparison of system designs (wavelength, laser, detection scheme) which have been optimized for the important design criteria, (weight, power, efficiency, aperture, and volume). This paper discusses a design philosophy for systematically deriving subsystem requirements for an optimum system design. This resulting design process is dependent on the system requirements and operation concept. The design steps take into account optics, beam control, laser, receiver and signal processing issues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1103, Laser Radar IV, (13 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960567
Show Author Affiliations
David R. Dean, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)
Joseph N. Paranto, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1103:
Laser Radar IV
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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