Accession Number:

ADA066379

Title:

RPV Active Boresight Investigation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 22 Feb-1 Dec 78,

Corporate Author:

INTERNATIONAL LASER SYSTEMS INC ORLANDO FLA

Report Date:

1978-12-15

Pagination or Media Count:

102.0

Abstract:

Analytic and experimental studies were performed to generate design approaches for a miniature Remotely Piloted Vehicle RPV electro-optical sensor system. The RPV has a strigent weight limitation therefore the emphasis was on approaches that would increase precision laser designation performance while reducing size and weight. Laser designator to silicon vidicon boresight is a critical parameter for precision laser designation and passive design approaches usually employed increase the weight of the sensor. Automatic active boresight techniques that tolerate a lighter and less rigid mechanical structure can significantly decrease weight and improve performance. Common laserTV optics designs were investigated because they yield the smallest total clear aperture and permit the introduction of automatic active boresight techniques.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE