Accession Number:

ADD019812

Title:

Modulator Lidar System

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 29 Aug 1995, patented 13 Oct 1998

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1998-10-13

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE