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2 June 1995 Diode laser based infrared scene projector
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A high-speed dynamic IR scene projector based upon diode lasers has been designed, fabricated, and delivered to the U.S. Army Missile Command's (USAMICOM's) Research, Development, and Engineering Center (RDEC). The projector was developed under a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research award. The projector is based upon a linear array of Pb- salt diode lasers coupled with a high-speed optical scanning system, drive electronics and synchronization electronics. The projector is capable of generating high dynamic range, 128 X 128 scenes at 8 KHz frame rates. The system's modularity provides upgradability to meet specific performance requirements such as increased spatial resolution, different emission wavelengths, or dual-band scene projection. The projector's performance characteristics are presented in the paper, as well as sample images generated with the projector and captured by an InSb FPA sensor.
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D. Brett Beasley, John B. Cooper, Scott B. Mobley, and James A. Buford Jr. "Diode laser based infrared scene projector", Proc. SPIE 2469, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation, (2 June 1995);


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