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10 June 2005 Wide-field airborne laser diode array illuminator: demonstration results
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The Airborne Littoral Reconnaissance Technology (ALRT) program has successfully demonstrated the Wide-Field Airborne Laser Diode Array Illuminator (ALDAI-W). This illuminator is designed to illuminate a large area from the air with limited power, weight, and volume. A detection system, of which the ALDAI-W is a central portion, is capable of detecting surface-laid minefields in absolute darkness, extending the allowed mission times to night operations. This will be an overview report, giving processing results and suggested paths for additional development.
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H. R. Suiter, J. H. Holloway Jr., K. R. Tinsley, C. N. Pham, E. C. Kloess III, N. H. Witherspoon, S. Stetson, F. Crosby, A. Nevis, K. A. McCarley, and T. C. Seales "Wide-field airborne laser diode array illuminator: demonstration results", Proc. SPIE 5794, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets X, (10 June 2005); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.607425
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