laser ranging


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laser ranging

[′lā·zər ‚rānj·iŋ]
(engineering)
A technique for determining the distance to a target by precise measurement of the time required for a laser pulse to travel from a transmitter to a reflector on the target and return to a detector.

laser ranging

laser ranging
Laser-guided bomb.
A method of obtaining the range of a target by illuminating it with a laser. Range is the function of time it takes for a laser pulse to return.
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Alley, Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment, Science 182 (4109), 229-238 (1994).
The centre combined its expertise in adaptive optics with the EOS Laser Ranging Facility to develop a system that tracks much smaller pieces of debris, leading to this new contract.
The purpose of this open Invitation to Tender is to procure to Finnish Geodetic Institute MetsEnhovi research station a telescope system capable of satellite laser ranging operations that will be integrated into existing SLR hardware and software.
Air Force contract for the first phase of a 33-month program to develop a high frame rate, high bandwidth, low noise, focal plane array and camera for active tracking, wave front sensing, laser ranging, imaging, and scoring.
Key components of the Land Warrior concept are a self-contained computer and radio system; a Global Positioning System receiver; a helmet-mounted LCD display; and a modular weapons system that adds thermal and video sights and laser ranging to the standard M4 carbine.
The periscope systems will include image intensifiers, laser ranging, CCD TV cameras, image stabilization, magnification changes and the state-of-the-art imaging system.
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