Accession Number:

ADA370589

Title:

ISTEF Laser Radar Program

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NICHOLS RESEARCH CORP SHALIMAR FL

Report Date:

1998-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The BMDO Innovative Science and Technology Experimentation Facility BMDOISTEF laser radar program is engaged in an ongoing program to develop and demonstrate advanced laser radar concepts for Ballistic Missile Defense BMD. Research is ongoing in both direct detection and coherent detection laser radar. The direct detection research program has been collecting metric and radiometric data on targets of BMD interest both at ISTEF and at other sites for several years. The coherent detection program is now well underway and our first data collections will occur later this year. In this talk I will discuss the research goals for both the direct detection and coherent detection programs and how they fit into the broader ISTEF laser research program. I will also present data from recent data collections to show the benefit of ISTEF advance laser radar system research to BMD in particular and BMDO in general.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE