Northrop Grumman is conducting research on a pyrotechnic-pumped laser and range-gated camera system capable of ``seeing'' through 30,000 ft. of clouds and obtaining high-resolution imagery from satellites or aircraft. As currently planned, the system could provide all-weather, day and night visible-band images, using eye-safe laser and detector technology only now maturing. ``No technology miracles'' are needed to ensure the sensor meets predicted performance levels, and with adequate ...

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