Multi-Function Laser Radar (LADAR) for Rotorcraft Brownout and Cable Warning/Obstacle Avoidance
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
A multi-function ladar architecture will be investigated which is capable of dynamically adapting to flight conditions. The transmitter used is a high-power fiber laser approaching the 10W level. Receiver technology will utilize legacy designs providing useful operation under DVE conditions. A novel wide FOV scanner will be used to provide obstacle and wire detection. Novel signal processing methods will be used to allow for operation at long range as well as under DVE. BENEFIT: USAF, Army, DOD and commercial users will benefit from the technology developed under this effort. A system capable of operation under DVE conditions that can also provide full-time obstacle and terrain avoidance will directly benefit users by allowing for safer operation under degraded flight conditions.
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510 Herndon Parkway Herndon, VA 20170
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