21 September 2004 Analysis of a high-energy multispectral laser for surf-zone mine countermeasures
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Abstract
CTI is developing a compact and efficient multispectral laser transmitter for surf zone and on-shore active imaging, under a Phase II SBIR contract with MARCORSYSCOM. The transmitter will be tested with government-furnished sensors, and is designed to search for mines and surface targets in shallow water, beach, and low vegetation areas. The system will produce range-resolved, multispectral images suitable for automatic-target-recognition (ATR) algorithm processing. CTI has performed LADAR modeling of the relevant scenario, using camera calibration data provided by NSWC. Low-risk laser components are utilized in a novel device geometry that permits the development of very high wall plug efficiency with minimal cooling requirements. Preliminary laboratory results with the transmitter subsystems are given.
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Christopher S. Wood, Christopher S. Wood, Iain McKinnie, Iain McKinnie, Mike Hinckley, Mike Hinckley, John Koroshetz, John Koroshetz, Terry Nichols, Terry Nichols, Josef R. Unternahrer, Josef R. Unternahrer, Glenn Bennett, Glenn Bennett, John H. Holloway, John H. Holloway, } "Analysis of a high-energy multispectral laser for surf-zone mine countermeasures", Proc. SPIE 5415, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX, (21 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542630; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.542630
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