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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Three-dimensional LADAR range estimation using expectation maximization
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Paper Abstract

Laser detection and ranging (LADAR) systems can be used to provide 2-D and 3-D images of scenes. Generally, 2-D images possess superior spatial resolution but without range data due to the density of their focal plane arrays. A 3-D LADAR system can produce range-to-target data at each pixel but lacks the 2-D system's superior spatial resolution. We develop an algorithm using an expectation maximization approach to estimate both 3-D LADAR range and the bias associated with a 3-D LADAR system. The algorithm we develop demonstrates both spatial and range resolution improvement over standard interpolation techniques using both real and simulated 3-D and 2-D LADAR data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2011
PDF: 16 pages
J. Appl. Rem. Sens. 5(1) 053513 doi: 10.1117/1.3569126
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 5, Issue 1
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Paul F. Dolce, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
Stephen C. Cain, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)

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