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Beam control system for an airborne laser radar
Author(s): David B. DeYoung; Steven Baugh; Ralph R. Galetti; Matthew D. Nixon; Sean Ogle; Bill Witt
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Paper Abstract

A beam control system capable of jitter stabilization and rapid slew angles for a 30 cm diameter clear aperture laser radar (LADAR) was developed and tested. It has achieved greater that 40dB error rejection at low frequencies and also attained low jitter levels. These attributes will enable the LADAR system pointing jitter error to achieve sub 10 (mu) rad levels in flight tested. Additionally, the fast slew rates will allow targets to be acquired quickly such that LADAR data collection can commence in a very short time following initial acquisition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3931, Gas, Chemical, and Electrical Lasers and Intense Beam Control and Applications, (4 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384293
Show Author Affiliations
David B. DeYoung, SVS Inc. (United States)
Steven Baugh, SVS Inc. (United States)
Ralph R. Galetti, SVS Inc. (United States)
Matthew D. Nixon, SVS Inc. (United States)
Sean Ogle, SVS Inc. (United States)
Bill Witt, SVS Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3931:
Gas, Chemical, and Electrical Lasers and Intense Beam Control and Applications
Santanu Basu; Santanu Basu; Steven J. Davis; Ernest A. Dorko, Editor(s)

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