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Record 26 of 1124
Spaceborne laser radar.
Author and Affiliation:
Flom, T.(ITT, San Fernando, Calif., United States)
Abstract: Development of laser systems to acquire and track targets in applications such as the rendezvous and docking of two spacecraft. A scan technique is described whereby a narrow laser beam is simultaneously scanned with an equally narrow receiver field-of-view without the aid of mechanical gimbals. Equations are developed in order to examine the maximum acquisition and tracking rates, and the maximum target range for a scanning laser radar system. A recently built prototype of a small, lightweight, low-power-consuming scanning laser radar is described.
Publication Date: Feb 01, 1972
Document ID:
19720035721
(Acquired Dec 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 72A19387
Subject Category: COMMUNICATIONS
Report/Patent Number: CLEA PAPER 9,5
Document Type: Journal Article
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS8-20833; NAS8-23973
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Description: 9p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: OPTICAL RADAR; RENDEZVOUS SPACECRAFT; SPACECRAFT DOCKING; SPACECRAFT TRACKING; TARGET ACQUISITION; CONFERENCES; LASER RANGER/TRACKER; SPACECRAFT INSTRUMENTS
Imprint And Other Notes: (Optical Society of America and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Conference on Laser Engineering and Applications, Washington, D.C., June 2-4, 1971, ) Applied Optics, vol. 11, Feb. 1972, p. 291-299.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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