Accession Number:

AD0912144

Title:

Laser Applications System Study. Volume IV. Laser Radar Subsystems.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 72-Jul 73,

Corporate Author:

BOEING AEROSPACE CO SEATTLE WA ARMY SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

181.0

Abstract:

This volume presents data on the laser radar subsystems. This study concentrated on the acquisition and discrimination performance of lasers which are the two functions that are of significance in sizing lasers. Search capabilities of lasers are limited because of the concentration of energy in a fine beam. Therefore, other acquisition sensors are postulated to handover data to the laser namely, LWIR and microwave radars. The accuracy with which these sensors can handover data to the laser varies between 0.1 mrad for LWIR systems up to 1.0 mrad for microwave radars. The laser acquisition task we have been concerned with thus involves searching the limited field of view designated to the laser by the other sensors.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE