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Software defined coherent lidar (SD-Cl) architecture
Author(s): F. Laghezza; D. Onori; F. Scotti; A. Bogoni

Paper Abstract

In recent years, thanks to the innovation in optical and electro-optical components, space based light detection and ranging (Lidar) systems are having great success, as a considerable alternative to passive radiometers or microwave sensors [1]. One of the most important applications, for space based Lidars, is the measure of target's distance and its relative properties as e.g., topography, surface's roughness and reflectivity, gravity and mass, that provide useful information for surface mapping, as well as semi-autonomous landing functionalities on lowgravity bodies (moons and asteroids). These kind of systems are often called Lidar altimeters or laser rangefinders.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10562, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016, 105625L (25 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2296172
Show Author Affiliations
F. Laghezza, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (Italy)
D. Onori, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)
F. Scotti, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (Italy)
A. Bogoni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10562:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016
Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas; Zoran Sodnik, Editor(s)

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