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Optical Engineering

Continuously scanning time-correlated single-photon-counting single-pixel 3-D lidar
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Paper Abstract

Time-correlated single-photon-counting (TCSPC) lidar provides very high resolution range measurements. This makes the technology interesting for three-dimensional imaging of complex scenes with targets behind foliage or other obscurations. TCSPC is a statistical method that demands integration of multiple measurements toward the same area to resolve objects at different distances within the instantaneous field-of-view. Point-by-point scanning will demand significant overhead for the movement, increasing the measurement time. Here, the effect of continuously scanning the scene row-by-row is investigated and signal processing methods to transform this into low-noise point clouds are described. The methods are illustrated using measurements of a characterization target and an oak and hazel copse. Steps between different surfaces of less than 5 cm in range are resolved as two surfaces.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 56(3) 031204 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.56.3.031204
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 56, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Markus Henriksson, FOI-Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Håkan Larsson, FOI-Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Christina Grönwall, FOI-Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Gustav Tolt, FOI-Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)


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