19 September 2001 Three-dimensional laser radar for long-range applications
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We have developed an advanced angle-angle-range-intensity laser radar system designed for long-range imaging and target discrimination. Brassboard hardware has been built, and performance testing has demonstrated the capability of direct-detection imaging ladar systems to significantly improve probability of target discrimination over passive-only sensors. In this paper we discuss the most recent generation of short-pulse ladar hardware and the results of recent range testing of this hardware against accurate target models. Progress in the development of the next-generation short-pulse laser transmitter and GHz digitizing receiver is also described.
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Ralph L. Burnham, Ralph L. Burnham, } "Three-dimensional laser radar for long-range applications", Proc. SPIE 4377, Laser Radar Technology and Applications VI, (19 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.440119; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.440119

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