21 July 2000 Laser pointing technology
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Proceedings Volume 4034, Laser Weapons Technology; (2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391867
Event: AeroSense 2000, 2000, Orlando, FL, United States
Abstract
The UK's Defence Evaluation and Research Agency have been researching stabilized laser-pointing technology for a number of years. Several proof-of-principle generic laser pointing and beam steering platforms have been designed, built and tested for a range of applications. These platforms were developed as research tools to develop key laser pointing and target tracking technologies. The key research technologies examined include target tracking, sight-line stabilization, laser boresight and alignment, laser integration and system control processing. This paper describes typical techniques and technologies required to direct a laser beam to a target and maintain it on that target for the desired period of time. It covers some of the system aspect including laser integration and laser boresighting concepts and techniques.
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Allan Gibson, "Laser pointing technology", Proc. SPIE 4034, Laser Weapons Technology, (21 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391867; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.391867
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Laser applications

Sensors

Beam steering

Detection and tracking algorithms

Mirrors

Target detection

Imaging systems

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