Accession Number:

ADA394815

Title:

Real-Time Imaging with a Pulsed Coherent CO, Laser Radar

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TEXTRON SYSTEMS CORP WILMINGTON MA

Report Date:

1997-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Textron has designed and built under the HI-CLASS FLD program a high- powered CO2 laser radar for long range targeting and remote sensing. This is a coherent, multi-wavelength system with a two dimensional, wide-band image processing capability. The digital processor produces several output products from the transmitter return signals including range, velocity, angle, and two- dimensional range-Doppler images of hard-body targets. In addition, the processor sorts and reports on data acquired from gaseous targets by wavelength and integrated path absorption. The digital output products are produced in real time and stored off-line for post-mission analysis and further target enhancements. The digital processing algorithms are designed to extract certain features from operation on each of the waveforms. The waveforms are a pulse-tone and a pulse-burst designed for target acquisition and track, and two dimensional imaging range-Doppler respectively.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE