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Detection of weak signal in laser ranging based on the theory of stochastic resonance
Author(s): Yu Zhang; Yuan Zhao; Li-ping Liu; Meng Tang; Chen-fei Jin; Xiu-dong Sun
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Paper Abstract

A novel approach based on the theory of stochastic resonance (SR) for detecting weak signals in heavy noise for detecting distance information for laser ranging is presented in this paper. SR in a nonlinear system is a cooperative effect of noise and periodic signal driving in bi-stable systems. Under the proper condition, increasing input noise level results in an increase in the output signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), which means increasing the disorder of the input leads to increasing the order of the output. Driven by a periodic signal and a Gaussian white noise, stochastic resonance exists in the double-well potential system. This stochastic resonance phenomenon can greatly improve the SNR of a periodic signal with additive Gaussian white noise. In this paper the theoretical derivation for bi-stable system at the SR and the computer simulation have been given. Under the generic adiabatic approximation condition, a numerical simulation on such as the out SNR shows that the output SNR in heavy ground noise has been improved evidently. In laser ranging system, the SR theory was applied in electronic circuits and the out SNR improved obviously.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6028, ICO20: Lasers and Laser Technologies, 602815 (23 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.667172
Show Author Affiliations
Yu Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Yuan Zhao, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Li-ping Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Meng Tang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Chen-fei Jin, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Xiu-dong Sun, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6028:
ICO20: Lasers and Laser Technologies
Y. C. Chen; Dianyuan Fan; Chunqing Gao; Shouhuan Zhou, Editor(s)

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