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Advanced techniques for ladar sensors
Author(s): William C. Schwartz; Richard J. Wangler; Lawrence A. Condatore Jr.
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses new techniques for providing a `FLIR like', multi-pixel range receiver for applications of control and guidance by an active LADAR system. The major tradeoffs in developing a LADAR sensor with multi-pixel high resolution capabilities using conventional techniques are large size, high cost, or a slow frame rate. SEO has conceived and is currently developing a new receiver technique using a Charge Coupled Device array element that shows great promise for overcoming all of these drawbacks. Although this technique is a new approach for LADAR sensors, it is a concept that has been used for decades in the receivers of common-module FLIR systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2463, Synthetic Vision for Vehicle Guidance and Control, (30 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212754
Show Author Affiliations
William C. Schwartz, Schwartz Electro-Optics, Inc. (United States)
Richard J. Wangler, Schwartz Electro-Optics, Inc. (United States)
Lawrence A. Condatore Jr., Schwartz Electro-Optics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2463:
Synthetic Vision for Vehicle Guidance and Control
Jacques G. Verly, Editor(s)

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