Accession Number:

AD0731051

Title:

Application of a Scanned-Laser Active Imaging System to Atmospheric and Underwater Viewing Environments.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-08-24

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

A scanned-laser active imaging system employing a synchronously scanned image-dissector detector was analyzed from the standpoint of how much resolution would be available to an observer viewing a CRT display. Graphical results are given of the system performance in atmospheric and underwater environments as well as of the effects of laser power, wavelength, and the addition of image intensifiers to the receiving system. The novelty of the analysis is that it directly predicts the detection performance of the human observer when aided by a scanned-laser active imaging system. The performance of such a system compares favorably with range-gated imaging systems. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE