Advanced Lidar and Sensor Fusion Technology Development for Remote Optical Sensing
Final rept. 27 Mar 1996-31 Dec 2002
VISIDYNE INC BURLINGTON MA
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The objective of this program was to perform a coordinated research effort employing complementary electro-optical techniques to characterize optical and infrared propagation through the atmosphere. This effort included measurements of the parameters that affect propagation, at several wavelengths, under meteorological conditions of interest to DoD. Under this program we performed acquisition, reduction and interpretation of data using lidar techniques both coherent and incoherent and visible and infrared transmissometry. This included Detection, tracking, and discrimination Measurement of temporal and spatial chemical agents, rocket effluents, and airborne particulates and evolution of release gas and aerosol concentrations for development verification of dispersion models Spectral characterization of atmospheric and terrain backscatter for input to performance studies for future airborne DIAL and Doppler lidar systems Real time ballistic wind measurements for demonstrating and testing Doppler wind sensing lidar tactical applications as well as in support of munitions and delivery system tests Development of compact eye-safe lidar systems for airborne applications.
- Optical Detection and Detectors