Accession Number : ADA135059

Title :   Pulsed Heterodyne CO2 Laser/Scanner System. Volume 1. Assembly Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 80-Jun 83,


Personal Author(s) : Jacobs,G B

PDF Url : ADA135059

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : Ten-micron heterodyne laser radar offers a new type of remote sensor that can add significantly to our characterization and understanding of the atmosphere. For example, accurate range-resolved measurements of air velocity via the Doppler of aerosol backscatter -- to distances of tens of kilometers -- will yield a better understanding of wind shear. This report is the assembly volume of a two-volume report intended to aid the government in assembling and operating the long pulse laser radar built and delivered on this contract. The equipment is intended for assembly in a trailer to be supplied by the government. It incorporates a high pulse repetition frequency, high power electron beam injection CO2 laser developed earlier by the General Electric Co. and a hemispherical scanner with a laser beam of less than 1/2000 degrees beamwidth. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Optical radar, *Pulsed lasers, Heterodyning, Carbon dioxide lasers, Tea lasers, Systems analysis, Assembly, Remote detectors, Optical properties

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE