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Reflective tomography for imaging satellites: experimental results
Author(s): James B. Lasche; Charles L. Matson; Stephen D. Ford; Weldon L. Thweatt; Kenneth B. Rowland; Vincent N. Benham
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Paper Abstract

The Air Force Research Laboratory is in the process of demonstrating an advanced space surveillance capability with a heterodyne laser radar (ladar) system to be used, among other applications, for range-resolved imaging of orbiting satellites. A small-scale version of this system, the Heterodyne Imaging Laser Testbed (HILT), is used for obtaining pulsed reflection returns from targets that are located on the ground at a distance of approximately 1 km. Presented in this paper are a description of HILT and the preliminary results: image reconstructions of the ground targets using reflective tomographic techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3815, Digital Image Recovery and Synthesis IV, (30 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364127
Show Author Affiliations
James B. Lasche, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Charles L. Matson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Stephen D. Ford, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Weldon L. Thweatt, Boeing North American (United States)
Kenneth B. Rowland, Boeing North American (United States)
Vincent N. Benham, ITT Industries (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3815:
Digital Image Recovery and Synthesis IV
Timothy J. Schulz; Paul S. Idell, Editor(s)

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