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Frequency modulated continuous wave lidar performance model for target detection
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Paper Abstract

The desire to provide the warfighter both ranging and reflected intensity information is increasing to meet expanding operational needs. LIDAR imaging systems can provide the user with intensity, range, and even velocity information of a scene. The ability to predict the performance of LIDAR systems is critical for the development of future designs without the need to conduct time consuming and costly field studies. Performance modeling of a frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) LIDAR system is challenging due to the addition of the chirped laser source and waveform mixing. The FMCW LIDAR model is implemented in the NV-IPM framework using the custom component generation tool. This paper presents an overview of the FMCW Lidar, the customized LIDAR components, and a series of trade studies using the LIDAR model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2017
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10178, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVIII, 101780T (3 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2265712
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Todd W. Du Bosq, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Bradley L. Preece, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10178:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVIII
Gerald C. Holst; Keith A. Krapels, Editor(s)

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