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Outlook of 1.55-um laser radars for collison avoidance in automotive applications
Author(s): Andrea Paolini
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Paper Abstract

The development of a reliable and mass production active sensor for anticollision systems could save thousands of lives on roads (6000 victims per year, Italy only). The first choice is between mm-wave radar and laser radar: despite of the better performances in good visibility conditions and a more mature and cheaper technology, ladars don't encounter the favorable opinion of car makers due to their non-operativeness in fog conditions. In the present work, the development of new ladars using 1.55 micrometer sources is investigated, in order to improve performances in good (human) visibility conditions as well as in fog conditions. Two prototypes using two different techniques (random modulation and pulsed one) have been made.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3707, Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV, (28 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351390
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Andrea Paolini, Magneti Marelli (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3707:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV
Gary W. Kamerman; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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