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High resolution imaging lidar for detecting submerged objects

An image lidar includes a laser for generating light beam pulses in a line scan to illuminate an area surrounding a target. A controller selects pulse width and pulse rate of the light beam pulses emitted by the laser. A photomultiplier tube detects energy from the light beam pulses scattered by the target and generates a series of pixels defined by the light beam pulses and the line scan. A display generates an image from the pixels that is representative of the target.
Inventors: 

Richard Scheps

Patent Number: 
US6963354
Patent Issue Date: 
December 8, 2005
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