New techniques for laser beam atmospheric extinction measurements from manned and unmanned aerospace vehicles

  title={New techniques for laser beam atmospheric extinction measurements from manned and unmanned aerospace vehicles},
  author={Roberto Sabatini and Mark A. Richardson},
  journal={Central European Journal of Engineering},
Novel techniques for laser beam atmospheric extinction measurements, suitable for several air and space platform applications, are presented in this paper. Extinction measurements are essential to support the engineering development and the operational employment of a variety of aerospace electro-optical sensor systems, allowing calculation of the range performance attainable with such systems in current and likely future applications. Such applications include ranging, weaponry, Earth remote… Expand
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