Development of a Profiling Scanner

Report No. ARL-TR-4573
Authors: David Y. T. Chiu and Troy Alexander
Date/Pages: September 2008; 38 pages
Abstract: This report describes the design, operation, and performance of a two-dimensional (2-D) profiling scanner system using 16 laser diodes, 16 photo sensors, and a personal computer (PC) controller. A profiling scanner provides output images that reveal the size, height, and outline or shape of an object. This information can be useful in various military and related applications. The Radiometric Sensor Development and Applications Team of the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD) at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), has developed a 2-D profiling scanner system to study its operational characteristics, performance, and effectiveness in detecting targets in the battlefield, and homeland security environments.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2008