Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder Module For Remotely Controlled Airborne Applications

ESLRF is a laser rangefinder module designed for integration into remotely controlled airborne and land-based optronic payloads. It is built around an erbium-glass laser transmitter that provides powerful yet eyesafe laser pulses necessary for single-pulse long-range measurements. Boresighting with other optical instruments (thermal and video cameras) within a higher level system is achieved via precise mechanical interface as well as by a pair of optical wedges in front of the ESLRF transmitter aperture. ESLRF is designed to sustain operations in demanding airborne environments and is thus suitable for installation on UAVs, manned aircraft and helicopters. Total eye safety facilitates ranging exercises against friendly and neutral targets.