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On the safe use of long-range laser active imager in the near-infrared for Homeland Security
Author(s): Deni Bonnier; Sylviane Lelièvre; Louis Demers
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Paper Abstract

Laser active imager are introducing a new paradigm in the domain of surveillance. Because they provide the capacity to image objects based on their reflectivity and not their emissivity, and because they provide a capacity to see through glass. Moreover, because that being based on high-performance gated intensified tubes, they can operate in adverse atmospheric conditions, and are becoming looked at as a very valuable tool to gather precise identification information at long ranges. On the other hand, the laser source making this technology so interesting must offer a safe operational mode of deployment. In this paper, we will show the most recent results that this technology can achieve in ship identification and discuss how to implement safety features to make the laser active imager an eye safe new tool for long range observation whatever its wavelength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6206, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXII, 62060A (17 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665253
Show Author Affiliations
Deni Bonnier, Obzerv Technologies Inc. (Canada)
Sylviane Lelièvre, Obzerv Technologies Inc. (Canada)
Louis Demers, Obzerv Technologies Inc. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6206:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXII
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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