Accession Number : AD0642426

Title :   OPTICAL PULSE-RANGING WITH THE NANOLITE.

Descriptive Note : Instrumentation papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Fischer,Heinz

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Short-distance ranging of small-size targets by means of a noncoherent Nanolite spark source demonstrates accuracies within a few centimeters at ranges from 10 to 100 m. Several small-size targets can be distinguished within the same scope trace. The source, its operation, and power supply are simple. The device is extremely lightweight. Short-burst repetition rates of approximately 10,000 pps are possible. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPTICAL RADAR, EFFECTIVENESS), OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, RANGE FINDING, LIGHT PULSES, SPARKS, SOURCES

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE