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Review of laser sensing devices and systems
Author(s): Ove Steinvall
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Paper Abstract

The area of laser sensing is vast. This review will be limited to some examples of laser sensing of relevance for defense and security applications especially those of relevance to countermeasures. Examples from the areas ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance), target acquisition/recognition, warning/protection and some miscellaneous applications such as positioning, tagging, communication and weapon guidance will be given. The laser sensor can itself have a multifunction capability and will probably not be the only sensor in a system. Future possibilities of powerful multisensor systems using new device technology will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 2005
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 5989, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures II; Femtosecond Phenomena II; and Passive Millimetre-Wave and Terahertz Imaging II, 598903 (3 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.638187
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Ove Steinvall, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5989:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures II; Femtosecond Phenomena II; and Passive Millimetre-Wave and Terahertz Imaging II
Sean M. Kirkpatrick; David H. Titterton; Roger Appleby; J. Martyn Chamberlain; Razvan Stoian; Keith A. Krapels, Editor(s)

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