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30 September 1999 Reflective tomography for imaging satellites: experimental results
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The Air Force Research Laboratory is in the process of demonstrating an advanced space surveillance capability with a heterodyne laser radar (ladar) system to be used, among other applications, for range-resolved imaging of orbiting satellites. A small-scale version of this system, the Heterodyne Imaging Laser Testbed (HILT), is used for obtaining pulsed reflection returns from targets that are located on the ground at a distance of approximately 1 km. Presented in this paper are a description of HILT and the preliminary results: image reconstructions of the ground targets using reflective tomographic techniques.
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James B. Lasche, Charles L. Matson, Stephen D. Ford, Weldon L. Thweatt, Kenneth B. Rowland, and Vincent N. Benham "Reflective tomography for imaging satellites: experimental results", Proc. SPIE 3815, Digital Image Recovery and Synthesis IV, (30 September 1999);

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