Compact IR laser for calibration of space based sensors

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An Er:YAG laser, operating at 2.94 microns, has been developed for in-theater calibration of space based infrared sensors. The laser is used to illuminate a spaceborne sensor focal plane from a surveyed ground reference point. The known reference point is compared to the laser position reported by the sensor, and boresight corrections are made. The Er:YAG laser is side pumped by a InGaAs diode array and is tuned to an atmospheric microwindow with and intracavity etalon. This technology is being directly applied to meet Army requirements for enhanced deep strike targeting information supplied to theater weapons systems.

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Kietrick, K. M.; Dezenberg, G.; Hamilton, C.; Vann, J. & LaSala, J. April 17, 1996.

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An Er:YAG laser, operating at 2.94 microns, has been developed for in-theater calibration of space based infrared sensors. The laser is used to illuminate a spaceborne sensor focal plane from a surveyed ground reference point. The known reference point is compared to the laser position reported by the sensor, and boresight corrections are made. The Er:YAG laser is side pumped by a InGaAs diode array and is tuned to an atmospheric microwindow with and intracavity etalon. This technology is being directly applied to meet Army requirements for enhanced deep strike targeting information supplied to theater weapons systems.

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  • Army science conference, Norfolk, VA (United States), 24-27 Jun 1996

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  • Other: DE96010412
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--123799
  • Report No.: CONF-9606218--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 241426
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc665869

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Kietrick, K. M.; Dezenberg, G.; Hamilton, C.; Vann, J. & LaSala, J. Compact IR laser for calibration of space based sensors, article, April 17, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc665869/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.