Laser Countermeasure Laboratory

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Redstone Arsenal
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000
United States

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This state-of-the-art laser/optics facility is used to demonstrate laser countermeasures to MANPADS using infrared sensors and seekers. Foreign, domestic, and prototype MANPADS are evaluated with respect to their susceptibilities to laser and expendable flare countermeasures. Techniques are also developed and evaluated to harden sensors and seekers to these families of countermeasures. The laboratory includes optical tables, mid-wave and long-wave IR laser sources, a blackbody target source, an ultraviolet background source, a flare simulator and optics to combine all of these, which present a realistic (range scaled) scene to an IR seeker. The LCML has been employed for (1) development of laser CCM under Army STO III.WP.2002.02, (2) determination of fundamental laser/detector effects and interaction, (3) evaluation of tactical, developmental and foreign IR seekers, (4) pretest simulation of US/UK laser/flare CM field tests, and (6) laser guidance link experimentation for CKEM.

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