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Moving Target Detection With Compact Laser Doppler Radar
Author(s): G. Sepp; A. Breining; W. Eisfeld; R. Knopp; E. Lill; D. Wagner
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an experimental integrated optronic system for detection and tracking of moving objects. The system is based on a CO2 waveguide laser Doppler ra-dar with homodyne receiver and galvanometer mirror beam scanner. A "hot spot" seeker consisting of a thermal imager with image processor transmits the coordinates of IR-emitting, i.e. potentially powered, objects to the laser radar scanner. The scanner addresses these "hot" locations operating in a large field-of-view (FOV) random ac-cess mode. Hot spots exhibiting a Doppler shifted laser signal are indicated in the thermal image by velocity-to-colour encoded markers. After switching to a small FOV scanning mode, the laser Doppler radar is used to track fast moving objects. Labora-tory and field experiments with moving objects including rotating discs, automobiles and missiles are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 1989
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1181, 5th Conf on Coherent Laser Radar: Technology and Applications, (12 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.963784
Show Author Affiliations
G. Sepp, Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm GmbH (Germany)
A. Breining, Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm GmbH (Germany)
W. Eisfeld, Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm GmbH (Germany)
R. Knopp, Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm GmbH (Germany)
E. Lill, Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm GmbH (Germany)
D. Wagner, Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1181:
5th Conf on Coherent Laser Radar: Technology and Applications
James W. Bilbro; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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