4 May 2000 Beam control system for an airborne laser radar
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Proceedings Volume 3931, Gas, Chemical, and Electrical Lasers and Intense Beam Control and Applications; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.384293
Event: Symposium on High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
A beam control system capable of jitter stabilization and rapid slew angles for a 30 cm diameter clear aperture laser radar (LADAR) was developed and tested. It has achieved greater that 40dB error rejection at low frequencies and also attained low jitter levels. These attributes will enable the LADAR system pointing jitter error to achieve sub 10 (mu) rad levels in flight tested. Additionally, the fast slew rates will allow targets to be acquired quickly such that LADAR data collection can commence in a very short time following initial acquisition.
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David B. DeYoung, David B. DeYoung, Steven Baugh, Steven Baugh, Ralph R. Galetti, Ralph R. Galetti, Matthew D. Nixon, Matthew D. Nixon, Sean Ogle, Sean Ogle, Bill Witt, Bill Witt, } "Beam control system for an airborne laser radar", Proc. SPIE 3931, Gas, Chemical, and Electrical Lasers and Intense Beam Control and Applications, (4 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384293; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.384293
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