Modulator Lidar System
Patent, Filed 29 Aug 1995, patented 13 Oct 1998
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A modulated LIDAR system is disclosed, in which a laser for generating an optical carrier signal and a microwave generator for generating a coded microwave signal are provided. A modulator is further provided for modulating the carrier signal with the microwave signal, whereby a modulated signal is generated. A method of detecting a reflective surface is also disclosed, in which an optical carrier signal is generated, the carrier signal is modulated with a coded microwave signal, the modulated signal is reflected off of a reflective surface and the reflected signal is recovered.
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