Accession Number : ADA018706

Title :   CO2 MTI Laser Radar for Personnel and Vehicular Detection.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 73-Jul 75,


Personal Author(s) : Hayes,Cecil L.

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : This program addressed the design, fabrication, test, and delivery of a developmental CO2 MTI laser radar. The primary goal was the construction of a feasibility model which could be tripod mounted, easily transported in the field, and yet withstand the rigors of field use without performance degradation. Operationally, the main targets of interest were vehicles and personnel within the range of 1.5 km. The equipment fabricated consisted of two units; laser radar head and power supply/control panel. Complete control of the system from a remote location was provided through an umbilical cable. A programmable scanner was furnished which covered a 30 degree field at rates up to 60 degrees/sec, with scan widths from plus or minus 1 to plus or minus 15 degrees. Pointing accuracy, as well as readout accuracy, of 0.1 degree was implemented. The design accommodates either 115 vac or 28 vdc as the primary power source. A Pb(x)Sn(1-x)Te detector was fabricated.

Descriptors :   *Carbon dioxide lasers, *Optical radar, *Infrared detectors, *Moving target indicators, Target acquisition, Heterodyning, Semiconductor devices, Tellurides, Tin compounds, Lead compounds, Experimental design, Defense systems, Mobile, Fabrication, Transmitter receivers, Field tests, Infrared lasers, Intrusion detectors, Personnel detectors

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE