Accession Number:

ADA207454

Title:

Deep Space LADAR. SBIR Phase 1.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 88-Mar 89,

Corporate Author:

AUTONOMOUS TECHNOLOGIES CORP ORLANDO FL

Report Date:

1989-03-27

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

A pseudo-ranging laser radar PRLADAR concept is proposed to provide extended range capability to tracking LADAR systems meeting the long-range requirements of SDI mission scenarios such as the SIE midcourse program. The project will investigate the payoff of several transmitter modulation techniques and a feasibility demonstration using a breadboard implementation of a new receiver concept called the Phase Multiplexed Correlator PMC will be accomplished. The PRLADAR concept has specific application to spaceborne LADAR tracking missions where increased CNRSNR performance gained by the proposed technique may reduce the laser power andor optical aperture requirement for a given mission. The reduction in poweraperture has similar cost reduction advantages in commercial ranging applications. A successful Phase I program will lay the groundwork for a quick reaction upgrade to the AMOSLASE system in support of near term SIE measurement objectives. Keywords LADAR, Pseudo-noise modulation. jhd

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE