Short Range Optical Rangefinder.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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An optical rangefinder having a transmitter and receiver located closely adjacent for short range operation allows optimum detection of a target when either or both the target and the rangefinder are moving. An optical window region is established where the transmitter look axis intersects the receiver look axis and is adjustable for providing an output siganal when the rangefinder and target are less than approximately ten feet apart. The transmitter may emit either noncoherent or coherent infrared energy. The receiver includes zero crossing detection when a received maximum signal intensity is reached and adequate signal detection means which activates when the signal level exceeds a desired minimum. An output signal is generated when the outputs of these two detection circuits are coincident. Author
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