1 November 1992 Short-wavelength imaging laser radar using a digicon detector
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532-nm direct-detection imaging laser radar using a prototype digicon receiver was constructed and has demonstrated rapid multiple retargeting over a wide field of regard, obtaining single-shot images with intensity and three-dimensional position data for each target. Such laser radar capability is important for discrimination and targeting. The digicon receiver system obtains 8 x 8 pixel images of multiple targets at a rate of 15 Hz. Each image provides both intensity and range-to-target at each pixel. Results of experiments involving seven targets located at various distances along a 60-m light tunnel are presented. Future directions discussed are acquisition and hand-off, tracking, long-range outdoor experiments (~ 1 km), and a 16 x 16 array digicon tube with magnification.
Suzanne C. Hiser, Suzanne C. Hiser, Gary Lee Trusty, Gary Lee Trusty, Jerry A. Blodgett, Jerry A. Blodgett, Jeanne A. Welch, Jeanne A. Welch, M. Gregg Roe, M. Gregg Roe, Thomas H. Cosden, Thomas H. Cosden, Geoffrey T. Benedict-Hall, Geoffrey T. Benedict-Hall, Robert O. Ginaven, Robert O. Ginaven, Moojan Khazra, Moojan Khazra, Erik Odeen, Erik Odeen, Joseph E. Page, Joseph E. Page, Norman Swanberg, Norman Swanberg, Frank D. Feiock, Frank D. Feiock, } "Short-wavelength imaging laser radar using a digicon detector," Optical Engineering 31(11), (1 November 1992). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.59882 . Submission:


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