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Russian airborne lidar systems: comparative analysis and new ideas
Author(s): Victor I. Feigels; Yurij I. Kopilevich
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Paper Abstract

In recent years, owing to a lack of field experiment programs, the R&D in lidar remote sensing of natural waters in Russia is restricted almost entirely to laboratory development of novel elements for airborne systems and theoretical investigations. In this report a theoretical approach based on statistical formulation of signal detection problem is shown to provide an effective tool for comparison of different lidars (and separate elements) effectiveness for various applications--bathymetry, water column sounding, submerged objects detection, etc. The approach quite often leads to unexpected answers to `obvious' questions like Do one really needs a large input pupil for lidar receiver? What is optimal filter bandwidth and angle aperture? What is the best wavelength for oceanographic lidar?

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3761, Airborne and In-Water Underwater Imaging, (28 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366475
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Victor I. Feigels, Oxford Global Network Ltd. (United States)
Yurij I. Kopilevich, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3761:
Airborne and In-Water Underwater Imaging
Gary D. Gilbert, Editor(s)

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