Accession Number:

ADD013407

Title:

Synthetic Aperture Laser Radar.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 22 May 85, patented 18 Aug 87,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-08-18

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A synthetic aperture laser radar outputs a dual beam that overlaps at a distant object to form a moving fringe pattern. The object reflects back a return beam to the radar where a receiver makes a holographic image of the object on a photographic medium. The moving fringe pattern effectively increases the beam size that would be necessary if a stationary fringe pattern were used when the object moves across the pattern. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE