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Analysis of a high-energy multispectral laser for surf-zone mine countermeasures
Author(s): Christopher S. Wood; Iain McKinnie; Mike Hinckley; John Koroshetz; Terry Nichols; Josef R. Unternahrer; Glenn Bennett; John H. Holloway Jr.
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Paper Abstract

CTI is developing a compact and efficient multispectral laser transmitter for surf zone and on-shore active imaging, under a Phase II SBIR contract with MARCORSYSCOM. The transmitter will be tested with government-furnished sensors, and is designed to search for mines and surface targets in shallow water, beach, and low vegetation areas. The system will produce range-resolved, multispectral images suitable for automatic-target-recognition (ATR) algorithm processing. CTI has performed LADAR modeling of the relevant scenario, using camera calibration data provided by NSWC. Low-risk laser components are utilized in a novel device geometry that permits the development of very high wall plug efficiency with minimal cooling requirements. Preliminary laboratory results with the transmitter subsystems are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5415, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX, (21 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542630
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher S. Wood, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Iain McKinnie, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Mike Hinckley, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
John Koroshetz, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Terry Nichols, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Josef R. Unternahrer, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Glenn Bennett, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
John H. Holloway Jr., Naval Surface Warfare Ctr./Panama City (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5415:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX
Russell S. Harmon; J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway Jr., Editor(s)

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