1 August 1996 Derivation of alignment tolerances for military laser systems
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Optical Engineering, 35(8), (1996). doi:10.1117/1.600813
Abstract
Pointing errors can compromise the performance of laser systems and cause numerous operational problems. Alignment tolerances for a generic electro-optical system comprising a laser are derived from first principles. The method applies to a sizeable class of problems but is particularly relevant to military applications such as laser target designation and rangefinding. It yields exact or conservative estimates in most cases of practical interest. Various results are explored from the point of view of employment methods and military deployment.
Nicolas R. Barbeau, "Derivation of alignment tolerances for military laser systems," Optical Engineering 35(8), (1 August 1996). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.600813
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Tolerancing

Laser range finders

Receivers

Ranging

Signal to noise ratio

Sensors

Error analysis

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