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Early development in synthetic aperture lidar sensing and processing for on-demand high resolution imaging

Paper Abstract

The quest for real-time high resolution is of prime importance for surveillance applications specially in disaster management and rescue mission. Synthetic aperture radar provides meter-range resolution images in all weather conditions. Often installed on satellites the revisit time can be too long to support real-time operations on the ground.

Synthetic aperture lidar can be lightweight and offers centimeter-range resolution. Onboard airplane or unmanned air vehicle this technology would allow for timelier reconnaissance.

INO has developed a synthetic aperture radar table prototype and further used a real-time optronic processor to fulfill image generation on-demand. The early positive results using both technologies are presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10564, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012, 105642F (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309114
Show Author Affiliations
Alain Bergeron, INO (Canada)
Simon Turbide, INO (Canada)
Marc Terroux, INO (Canada)
Linda Marchese, INO (Canada)
Bernd Harnisch, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10564:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012
Bruno Cugny; Errico Armandillo; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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