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Laser Rangefinders : Recent Developments
Author(s): J. Guyot
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Paper Abstract

While 1,06 µm laser rangefinders (LRF) have already a widespread use in fire-arm control, developments have taken place in order to both miniaturize and lower the cost of those equipments mostly designed for ground-to-ground applications. On the other hand, ground-to-air or air-to-ground applications require a target tracking capability which, in turn, asks for rangefinders with higher repetition rates. Through proper design, such LRF become adapted as well to target illumination and designation, thus leading to multi-purpose equipments. More recently, many attractive advantages of the carbone dioxide laser opera-ting in the 9-11 µm range have been put into use to design equipments which have been already field-tested and present the designers with very interesting possibilities : simultaneous target ranging and radial velocity measurement, coupling with forward looking infra-red (FLIR) imagers, frequency hoping rangefinding as well as remote sensing of nerve agents.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1986
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0590, Infrared Technology and Applications, (1 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.952008
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J. Guyot, Compagnie Industrielle des Lasers (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0590:
Infrared Technology and Applications
Lionel R. Baker; Andre Masson, Editor(s)

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