Accession Number:

AD0165037

Title:

Infrared Receiver for Optical Radar.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1973-07-17

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The patent describes a receiver for an optical radar using a two-dimensional array of microlens image dissectors which completely fills an area of an image plane. Each microlens is directly coupled to a mixer-detector element. The array is adapted to be illuminated with returned focus radiation from a remote reflecting target and with a planar wave of optical energy from a local oscillator. The output signals of the mixer-detectors are analyzed and used to orientate the array such that the maximum amplitude output signal corresponds to the central microlens of the array.

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE