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Multi-pulse detection technique to improve the timing/range resolution in a scanning LADAR system
Author(s): Yury Y. Markushin; Gour S. Pati; Renu Tripathi
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Paper Abstract

The temporal resolution of a LADAR system is primarily decided by the pulse duration of the laser source, response time of the detector and the resolution of the processing electronics. A combination of the timing jitter associated with these components can deteriorate the system performance by reducing the range resolution of the complete system. The range information in a LADAR system is obtained by measuring the time-of-flight using an electronic time-to-amplitude converter or a multi-channel analyzer. In this paper, we discuss a multi-pulse detection scheme which can be utilized to improve the range resolution of a LADAR system, and allow us to determine the target range with higher accuracy. We present results showing improvement by a factor of three in the range resolution of the scanning LADAR system using this scheme in our laboratory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9342, Solid State Lasers XXIV: Technology and Devices, 93420I (20 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2077257
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Yury Y. Markushin, Delaware State Univ. (United States)
Gour S. Pati, Delaware State Univ. (United States)
Renu Tripathi, Delaware State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9342:
Solid State Lasers XXIV: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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