Laser rangefinder for eyesafe laser military applications introduced by Premier

HODDESDON, England, 4 Nov 2009. Premier Electronics Ltd. in Hoddesdon, England, is introducing a high-repetition eyesafe laser rangefinder for military and aerospace applications with a range nearly 13 miles, depending on target and visibility.

Nov 4th, 2009

Posted by John Keller

HODDESDON, England, 4 Nov 2009. Premier Electronics Ltd. in Hoddesdon, England, is introducing a high-repetition eyesafe laser rangefinder for military and aerospace applications with a range nearly 13 miles, depending on target and visibility.

The laser rangefinder has an erbium glass laser with diode laser pumping in the 1.54-micron wavelength region. The receiver is an InGaAs APD, which is more expensive than germanium APDs but offers lower noise current, spectral response to 1700 nanometers, and higher frequency bandwidth for a given active area, company officials say.

A built-in video channel with aiming or projected outward reticule is for bore sighting with the systems sensors, which provides video information of reflecting target.

The ranging resolution is 2.5 meters with several target discrimination of 30 meters. Ranging logic is first, second, and last echo selectable.

The unit measures 225 by 130 by 128 millimeters, weighs 4 pounds, requires a power supply of 20 to 32 volts DC. Operating temperature is -37 to 65 degrees Celsius. Vibration and shock level are in accordance with MIL-STD-810F.

For more information contact Premier Electronics online at www.premierelect.com.

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