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Utilization of full-waveform data in airborne laser scanning applications
Author(s): Andreas Ullrich; Markus Hollaus; Christian Briese; Wolfgang Wagner; Michael Doneus
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Paper Abstract

Direct detection laser radar systems with echo signal digitization and subsequent full waveform analysis provide additional information on the target's properties compared to conventional discrete echo systems. We focus on the advantages of utilizing the additional information especially in the course of airborne laser scanning, improving for example the mandatory process for classifying the measurement data for generating high-quality digital terrain models. We present field data to demonstrate the superiority of full-waveform data over conventional laser data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6550, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XII, 65500S (4 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.725573
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Andreas Ullrich, RIEGL Laser Mearsurment Systems GmbH (Austria)
Markus Hollaus, Vienna Univ. of Technology (Austria)
Christian Briese, Vienna Univ. of Technology (Austria)
Wolfgang Wagner, Vienna Univ. of Technology (Austria)
Michael Doneus, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6550:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XII
Monte D. Turner; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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