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Title: High-resolution imaging and target designation through clouds or smoke

Abstract

A method and system of combining gated intensifiers and advances in solid-state, short-pulse laser technology, compact systems capable of producing high resolution (i.e., approximately less than 20 centimeters) optical images through a scattering medium such as dense clouds, fog, smoke, etc. may be achieved from air or ground based platforms. Laser target designation through a scattering medium is also enabled by utilizing a short pulse illumination laser and a relatively minor change to the detectors on laser guided munitions.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Downy, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
875028
Patent Number(s):
6515737
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
high-resolution; imaging; target; designation; clouds; smoke; method; combining; gated; intensifiers; advances; solid-state; short-pulse; laser; technology; compact; systems; capable; producing; resolution; approximately; 20; centimeters; optical; images; scattering; medium; dense; fog; etc; achieved; air; ground; based; platforms; enabled; utilizing; pulse; illumination; minor; change; detectors; guided; munitions; resolution imaging; pulse laser; /356/348/

Citation Formats

Perry, Michael D. High-resolution imaging and target designation through clouds or smoke. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Perry, Michael D. High-resolution imaging and target designation through clouds or smoke. United States.
Perry, Michael D. Wed . "High-resolution imaging and target designation through clouds or smoke". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875028.
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abstractNote = {A method and system of combining gated intensifiers and advances in solid-state, short-pulse laser technology, compact systems capable of producing high resolution (i.e., approximately less than 20 centimeters) optical images through a scattering medium such as dense clouds, fog, smoke, etc. may be achieved from air or ground based platforms. Laser target designation through a scattering medium is also enabled by utilizing a short pulse illumination laser and a relatively minor change to the detectors on laser guided munitions.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {1}
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