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Diode laser based infrared scene projector
Author(s): D. Brett Beasley; John B. Cooper; Scott B. Mobley; James A. Buford Jr.
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Paper Abstract

A high-speed dynamic IR scene projector based upon diode lasers has been designed, fabricated, and delivered to the U.S. Army Missile Command's (USAMICOM's) Research, Development, and Engineering Center (RDEC). The projector was developed under a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research award. The projector is based upon a linear array of Pb- salt diode lasers coupled with a high-speed optical scanning system, drive electronics and synchronization electronics. The projector is capable of generating high dynamic range, 128 X 128 scenes at 8 KHz frame rates. The system's modularity provides upgradability to meet specific performance requirements such as increased spatial resolution, different emission wavelengths, or dual-band scene projection. The projector's performance characteristics are presented in the paper, as well as sample images generated with the projector and captured by an InSb FPA sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2469, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation, (2 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210629
Show Author Affiliations
D. Brett Beasley, AEgis Research Corp. (United States)
John B. Cooper, AEgis Research Corp. (United States)
Scott B. Mobley, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
James A. Buford Jr., U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2469:
Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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