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An Enclosed Laser Calibration Standard
Author(s): Thomas E. Adams; M. L. Fecteau
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Paper Abstract

We have designed, evaluated and calibrated an enclosed, safety-interlocked laser calibration standard for use in US Army Secondary Reference Calibration Laboratories. This Laser Test Set Calibrator (LTSC) represents the Army's first-generation field laser calibration standard. Twelve LTSC's are now being fielded world-wide. The main requirement on the LTSC is to provide calibration support for the Test Set (TS3620) which, in turn, is a GO/NO GO tester of the Hand-Held Laser Rangefinder (AN/GVS-5). However, we believe it's design is flexible enough to accommodate the calibration of other laser test, measurement and diagnostic equipment (TMDE) provided that single-shot capability is adequate to perform the task. In this paper we describe the salient aspects and calibration requirements of the AN/GVS-5 Rangefinder and the Test Set which drove the basic LTSC design. Also, we detail our evaluation and calibration of the LTSC, in particular, the LTSC system standards. We conclude with a review of our error analysis from which uncertainties were assigned to the LTSC calibration functions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 1985
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0499, Optical Radiation Measurements, (8 February 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.971079
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas E. Adams, US Army Pr imary Standards Laboratory (United States)
M. L. Fecteau, US Army Pr imary Standards Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0499:
Optical Radiation Measurements
Aaron A. Sanders, Editor(s)

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