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A comparison flash lidar detector options
Author(s): Paul F. McManamon; Paul Banks; Jeffrey Beck; Andrew S. Huntington; Edward A. Watson
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Paper Abstract

This paper will discussion multiple flash lidar camera options and will compare sensitivity by calculating the required energy to map a certain area under specific conditions. We define two basic scenarios, and in each scenario look at bare earth 3D imaging, 3D imaging with 64 grey levels, or 6 bits of grey scale, 3D imaging with 3 return pulses from different ranges per detector element, and 3D imaging with both grey scale and multiple returns in each detector. We will compare Gieger Mode Avalanche Photo-Diodes, GMAPDs, Linear Mode Avalanche PhotoDiodes, LMAPDs, and low bandwidth cameras traditionally used for 2D imaging, but capable of being used for 3D imaging in conjunction with a rapid polarization rotation stage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2016
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 9832, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXI, 983202 (13 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2229068
Show Author Affiliations
Paul F. McManamon, Exciting Technology, LLC (United States)
Paul Banks, TetraVue (United States)
Jeffrey Beck, DRS Network & Imaging Systems, LLC (United States)
Andrew S. Huntington, Voxtel, Inc. (United States)
Edward A. Watson, Vista Applied Optics, LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9832:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXI
Monte D. Turner; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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