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Laser detection of remote targets applying chaotic pulse position modulation
Author(s): Pengfei Du; Dongxian Geng; Wei Wang; Mali Gong
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Paper Abstract

Chaotic pulse position modulation (CPPM) has been successfully used in robust digital communication for years. We propose to adapt CPPM for laser detection of remote targets to address the issue of noise. Specified in a time-of-flight (TOF) consecutive laser ranging application scenario, the feasibility of laser detection applying CPPM for laser detection is experimentally investigated. The scheme including the adaptive design for laser detection and parameter settings with validation is introduced. Lab-based electrical experiment and a proof-of-concept outdoor TOF experiment are further conducted to verify the feasibility of laser ranging and detection using CPPM through comparison with traditional Lidar detection and other pulse interval patterns. According to experiments and the following analysis, laser ranging using CPPM is feasible and more robust than traditional laser ranging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 54(11) 114102 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.54.11.114102
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 54, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Pengfei Du, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Dongxian Geng, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Wei Wang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Mali Gong, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


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