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Long-range 3D single-photon imaging lidar system
Author(s): Agata M. Pawlikowska; Roger M. Pilkington; Karen J. Gordon; Philip A. Hiskett; Gerald S. Buller; Robert A. Lamb
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Paper Abstract

We describe a re-configurable scanning lidar system which can accommodate either a single element detector operating in a scanning mode or a 32 x 32 array detector operating in a non-scanning mode. The system uses a time-of-flight approach in conjunction with the single-photon counting technique to produce 3D images of non-cooperative targets at ranges of greater than one kilometre. Results of data acquired with a single-element detector in a scanning mode at 2.9 km and 4.6 km are reported. The field of view (FoV) was illuminated through a transmitter in a bi-static mode using 125 kHz repetition rate laser pulses at a wavelength of 1550 nm with an average optical power of 0.5W.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9250, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications VIII; and Military Applications in Hyperspectral Imaging and High Spatial Resolution Sensing II, 925007 (4 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2066837
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Agata M. Pawlikowska, Selex-ES (United Kingdom)
Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Roger M. Pilkington, Selex-ES (United Kingdom)
Karen J. Gordon, Selex-ES (United Kingdom)
Philip A. Hiskett, Selex-ES (United Kingdom)
Gerald S. Buller, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Robert A. Lamb, Selex-ES (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9250:
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications VIII; and Military Applications in Hyperspectral Imaging and High Spatial Resolution Sensing II
Gary Kamerman; Gary J. Bishop; Ainsley Killey; Ove Steinvall; John D. Gonglewski, Editor(s)

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