Accession Number : AD0443949


Title :   DESCRIPTION OF A NOVEL DESIGN IDEA FOR LASER RANGEFINDERS,


Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CA


Personal Author(s) : Bergman, T G


Report Date : May 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : A novel laser-rangefinder design idea that can be used in part or in whole (each part having distinct advantages or characteristics) is presented. Advantages include: only one objective lens for projecting or recollimating laser light and for the collection of the return beam, automatic gain control over return intensity, and no oscillator nor fast time response electronic circuitry. Since spherical aberration and lens configuration are important in this design concept, they are examined in some detail. (Author)


Descriptors :   LASERS , RANGE FINDING , PRISMS(OPTICS) , ROTATION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE