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Recent laser radar field-test results gathered with the rapid optical beam steering (ROBS) system
Author(s): Bruce MacDonald; Murray Dunn; David W. Herr; Howard Hyman; Daniel H. Leslie; Lewis F. DeSandre
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Paper Abstract

We present a summary of recent imagery and tracking measurements made with the ROBS laser radar system operating at White Sands Missile Range. The ROBS instrument utilizes a 0.5 meter aperture optical system, 3 - 5 micron imaging cameras, and a coherent CO2 laser radar for range and Doppler measurements. The optical system is based on a roving fovea design, which enables signal target tracking over large angles at high track update rate, and rapid retargeting between multiple targets. Results of several field measurements are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2748, Laser Radar Technology and Applications, (26 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243564
Show Author Affiliations
Bruce MacDonald, ThermoTrex Corp. (United States)
Murray Dunn, ThermoTrex Corp. (United States)
David W. Herr, ThermoTrex Corp. (United States)
Howard Hyman, ThermoTrex Corp. (United States)
Daniel H. Leslie, ThermoTrex Corp. (United States)
Lewis F. DeSandre, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2748:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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