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Long-range imaging ladar flight test
Author(s): James Brandt; Todd D. Steiner; William J. Mandeville; Kenneth M. Dinndorf; Nick J. Krasutsky; John L. Minor
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Paper Abstract

Wright Laboratory and Loral Vought Systems (LVS) have been involved for the last nine years in the research and development of high power diode pumped solid state lasers for medium to long range laser radar (LADAR) seekers for tactical air-to-ground munitions. LVS provided the lead in three key LADAR programs at Wright Lab; the Submunition Guidance Program (Subguide), the Low Cost Anti-Armor Submunition Program (LOCAAS) and the Diode Laser and Detector Array Development Program (3-D). This paper discusses recent advances through the 3-D program that provide the opportunity to obtain three dimensional laser radar imagery in captive flight at a range of 5 km.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1995
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2472, Applied Laser Radar Technology II, (16 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212018
Show Author Affiliations
James Brandt, Air Force Wright Lab. (United States)
Todd D. Steiner, Air Force Wright Lab. (United States)
William J. Mandeville, Air Force Wright Lab. (United States)
Kenneth M. Dinndorf, Air Force Wright Lab. (United States)
Nick J. Krasutsky, Loral Vought Systems (United States)
John L. Minor, Loral Vought Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2472:
Applied Laser Radar Technology II
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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