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Temporal measurements and scene projection testing of NAWC's fiber array projector using AEDC's laser-based Direct Write Scene Generator
Author(s): Heard S. Lowry III; Lanny L. Holt; Robert Z. Dalbey; R. J. Tonucci
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Paper Abstract

The operation of the Direct Write Scene Generator (DWSG) at the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) to drive a fiber array projection system is reported. 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 accomplished to quantify the performance of the fiber array with respect to input laser power and optical pulse width. Static and dynamic scenes were also projected with the device and recorded with an IR camera system. This paper presents the results of this work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4029, Targets and Backgrounds VI: Characterization, Visualization, and the Detection Process, (24 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.392534
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Heard S. Lowry III, Sverdrup Technology, Inc. (United States)
Lanny L. Holt, 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. 4029:
Targets and Backgrounds VI: Characterization, Visualization, and the Detection Process
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement; William R. Reynolds, Editor(s)

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