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Present And Future Rangefinder Technology
Author(s): Rudolf G. Buser; M. Mirarchi
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Paper Abstract

Present rangefinder technology status is discussed and future technology trends are presented. Specifically, well established existing technology, using neodymium laser cartridges, advanced integrated electronics and detectors, well established, will satisfy most medium range determination requirements. Implementation of the concept of modular standardized components and subsystems will permit low cost production and integration of rangefinder-functions in many optical systems. Mini-rangefinders for short ranges with low weight-size-cost factors are also technically oossible using integrated laser cavities and concomitantly miniaturized peripheral components. Base technology being actively pursued addresses mainly 2 micron eye-safe rangefinders (medium range class) and 10 micron rangefinders, commensurable with thermal imaging device requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 1976
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0076, Ultra High Power Lasers for Practicable Applications, (21 July 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954763
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Rudolf G. Buser, US Army Electronics Command (United States)
M. Mirarchi, US Army Electronics Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0076:
Ultra High Power Lasers for Practicable Applications
LeRoy E. Wilson, Editor(s)

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