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Multifunction CO2 Laser Radar Technology
Author(s): R. L. Del Boca; R. J. Mongeon
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Paper Abstract

Developments during the past decade have demonstrated coherent CO2 laser radar technology for a variety of military applications. The feasibility of incorporating heterodying CO, laser radars in airborne scenarios has been demonstrated for wire detection, terrain sensing, and high resolution 3 axis Doppler velocity sensing for navigation and hover. Additional multifunction capabilities for target discrimination and weapon guidance have been investigated and are undergoing further developments. This paper surveys the military applications, hardware configurations, results of flyable prototypes, and the technology status of multifunction CO2 laser radars.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 1982
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 0300, Physics and Technology of Coherent Infrared Radar I, (30 April 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932573
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R. L. Del Boca, Coherent Laser Systems, Inc. (United States)
R. J. Mongeon, Coherent Laser Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0300:
Physics and Technology of Coherent Infrared Radar I
Robert C. Harney, Editor(s)

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