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Use of AEDC's laser-based direct-write scene generator to drive NAWC's fiber array projector
Author(s): Heard S. Lowry III; Lanny L. Holt; Sidney L. Steely; Robert Z. Dalbey; R. J. Tonucci
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Paper Abstract

The operation of the Direct Write Scene Generator (DWSG) to drive a fiber array projection system is reported in this paper. The fiber array absorbs the input radiation from the laser-based system and produces broadband infrared output through blackbody cavities fabricated on the ends of the optical fibers. A test program was begun to quantify the performance of the fiber array with respect to input laser, power, temporal response, spatial uniformity, IR output, and fiber-to-fiber crosstalk. Static and dynamic scenes will also be projected with the device and captured with a camera system. Preliminary projection of a simple scene has been accomplished.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3699, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation V, (14 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352952
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Heard S. Lowry III, Sverdrup Technology, Inc. (United States)
Lanny L. Holt, Sverdrup Technology, Inc. (United States)
Sidney L. Steely, Sverdrup Technology, Inc. (United States)
Robert Z. Dalbey, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
R. J. Tonucci, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3699:
Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation V
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement; William R. Reynolds, Editor(s)

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