16 June 1995 Long-range imaging ladar flight test
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Wright Laboratory and Loral Vought Systems (LVS) have been involved for the last nine years in the research and development of high power diode pumped solid state lasers for medium to long range laser radar (LADAR) seekers for tactical air-to-ground munitions. LVS provided the lead in three key LADAR programs at Wright Lab; the Submunition Guidance Program (Subguide), the Low Cost Anti-Armor Submunition Program (LOCAAS) and the Diode Laser and Detector Array Development Program (3-D). This paper discusses recent advances through the 3-D program that provide the opportunity to obtain three dimensional laser radar imagery in captive flight at a range of 5 km.
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James Brandt, Todd D. Steiner, William J. Mandeville, Kenneth M. Dinndorf, Nick J. Krasutsky, John L. Minor, "Long-range imaging ladar flight test", Proc. SPIE 2472, Applied Laser Radar Technology II, (16 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212018; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.212018
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LIDAR

3D image processing

3D acquisition

Diodes

Detector development

Diode pumped solid state lasers

High power lasers

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