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Photon counting, chirped AM LADAR system and related methods

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Ladar systems and methods are provided. One embodiment is a ladar system comprising: a chirp generator for generating a chirped waveform; a laser for transmitting a light signal toward a target, the light signal being modulated by the chirped waveform; and a photon-counting sensor for receiving a temporally-modulated photon stream corresponding to the modulated light signal being reflected from the target and toward the ladar system, the photon-counting sensor gated relative to the chirped waveform.

Inventors: 
Redman, Brian; Ruff, William C.; Stann, Barry L.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Sensors and Measurement
FIle Date: 
2007-04-05
Grant Date: 
2010-03-09
Grant time: 
1,069 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
19
Claim count percentile rank: 
1
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY