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Advanced Test and Calibration Systems for Integrated Multi-Sensor Platforms with IR, Visible, and Laser Range Finder/Designator Capabilities

Published

Author(s)

Paul Bryant, Jack Grigor, Pat Harris, Brian Rich, Alan Irwin, Steve McHugh, Daniel W. King, Rodney Leonhardt

Abstract

This paper discusses recent advances in the development of test and evaluation instrumentation for military laser range finder (LRF) and designation systems. Recent strides have been made in the development of sophisticated active ranging simulation instruments for range accuracy/receiver sensitivity measurement, integrated measurement modules for laser pulse energy and temporal characteristics, and pulsed laser diode targets/sources for shared-aperture IR/LRU sensor test and evaluation. In parallel with these activities, NAVSEA has led the development and validation of state-of-the-art reference standard radiometers used in the calibration of narrow-pulse 1060 nm and 1550 nm laser systems. This paper will describe the application, capabilities, and performance of SBIR's active ranging, laser measurement, and pulsed laser source modules, and NAVSEA's high-performance 1060/1550 nm radiometric instrumentation.
Proceedings Title
Proc., SPIE, Vol 5076, The International Society for Optical Engineering, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis Modeling and Testing XIV
Volume
5076
Conference Dates
April 21-25, 2003
Conference Location
Orlando, FL, USA
Conference Title
AeroSense Photonics for Defense and Security

Keywords

electro-optic test & calibration, laser range finder/designator, laser receiver, laser transmitter, low-level power measurement

Citation

Bryant, P. , Grigor, J. , Harris, P. , Rich, B. , Irwin, A. , McHugh, S. , King, D. and Leonhardt, R. (2003), Advanced Test and Calibration Systems for Integrated Multi-Sensor Platforms with IR, Visible, and Laser Range Finder/Designator Capabilities, Proc., SPIE, Vol 5076, The International Society for Optical Engineering, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis Modeling and Testing XIV, Orlando, FL, USA (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created December 31, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021