Accession Number:

ADA031555

Title:

Electronic Design of a Slant-Range Optical Proximity Sensor

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

This paper describes the electronic design of a slant-range optical proximity sensor using a pulse-modulated injection laser for the transmitter and a direct-detection receiver for the collection of target returns, much after the manner of a conventional pulse-radar. Of particular interest is the development of laser modulator circuitry to produce 50-A pulses up to 200 ns wide at repetition rates up to 2 kHz.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE