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Excimer Uv Laser Radar For Image, Range And Doppler Measurements
Author(s): G. McAllister; R. Morton; T. Olson; C. Buczek
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Paper Abstract

A KrF (250 nm) excimer laser radar system design has been developed with a transmitter waveform suitable for producing image, range and Doppler velocity measurements. The short wavelength results in desirable optic sizes (1/λ scaling) and high Doppler velocity sensitivity (A scaling). The several microsecond pulse length, in conjunction with frequency stable operation, allows measurements to be made with the narrow bandwidths necessary for cm/s velocity resolutions (1/τ scaling). Good image quality from rotating targets is produced by the coherent waveform due to temporal speckle reduction and the increased spatial resolution achievable with Doppler processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0783, Laser Radar II, (24 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940573
Show Author Affiliations
G. McAllister, Maxwell Laboratories, Inc. (United States)
R. Morton, Maxwell Laboratories, Inc. (United States)
T. Olson, Maxwell Laboratories, Inc. (United States)
C. Buczek, Laser Systems and Research Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0783:
Laser Radar II
Richard J. Becherer; Robert C. Harney, Editor(s)

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