Faculty Advisor

Clements, Kevin A.

Abstract

We developed a new pulsed laser detector circuit board for use in airborne missile defense technology. Previous pulse boards utilized a chip that is no longer in production, necessitating this new design. The pulse board accepts input from 64 photodiodes, collecting data and notifying the rest of the system when one of two types of laser pulses (Beacon Illuminator or Track Illuminator) has been detected. Our design's main subsystems use switched integrators and transimpedance amplifiers.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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