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Coherent Radiation Imaging And Tracking Via Illumination Coding (CRITIC)
Author(s): Marek Elbaum; Jerzy Nowakowski; Dina Gutkowicz-Krusin; Mitchell Wlodawski
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Paper Abstract

A novel architecture for a ladar transceiver is proposed to achieve high-resolution imaging and precision tracking of complex targets. This architecture combines a conventional imaging receiver (telescope) with a noncoherent sparse array of photon buckets into one system. The diffraction limited resolution of the array exceeds that of the telescope. This ladar architecture is designed to use a new technique, CRITIC, which is based on combining the relevant information obtained simultaneously with the telescope and the array. In particular, the CRITIC technique allows one to overcome :several drawbacks of conventional monostatic ladars and opens new prospects for both the ground- and space-based ladars.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 1989
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1111, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing III, (26 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.977985
Show Author Affiliations
Marek Elbaum, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
Jerzy Nowakowski, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
Dina Gutkowicz-Krusin, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
Mitchell Wlodawski, Riverside Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1111:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing III
Sankaran Gowrinathan, Editor(s)

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