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Smart optical receiver for beamforming and enhancement of field of view in LADAR systems
Author(s): Jed Khoury; Bahareh Haji-saeed; Charles L. Woods; John Kierstead
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Paper Abstract

We propose using the smart antenna principle as the basis of a new design for smart optical receivers in LADAR systems. This paper demonstrates the feasibility of designing a LADAR system with a receiver consisting of an array of photodetectors, which leads to field-of-view enhancement and beamforming by fusing streams of video information received from the detectors. As a proof of concept, we demonstrate this design by fusing several video information streams from different fields of view using our Mathworks Simulink® model. The fusion algorithm uses the fuzzy logic maximum operation on the data output from the cameras.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6974, Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications 2008, 69740H (17 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.777655
Show Author Affiliations
Jed Khoury, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Bahareh Haji-saeed, Solid State Scientific Corp. (United States)
Charles L. Woods, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
John Kierstead, Solid State Scientific Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6974:
Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications 2008
Belur V. Dasarathy, Editor(s)

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