Accession Number:

ADA000909

Title:

Chemical Ladar Investigation.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jan-Jul 74,

Corporate Author:

AIL MELVILLE N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

124.0

Abstract:

The applicability of the high-energy multiline chemical laser to a ladar laser radar system is considered. The chemical ladar system is inherently a frequency diversity radar system. For spectrally fluctuating targets the chemical ladar system can extend performance beyond the limit set by an equal power single-line ladar system. A receiver configuration suitable for the chemical ladar system is conceived, and the resolution and discrimination ability of the multiline ladar is considered. It is shown that the chemical ladar system can perform effective cross-range correlation measurements and doppler spread measurements of spectrally dependent objects.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE