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Three-dimensional laser scanners with echo digitization
Author(s): Martin Pfennigbauer; Andreas Ullrich
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Paper Abstract

Direct detection laser radar systems with echo signal digitization and subsequent full waveform analysis supply additional information on the target's properties compared to conventional time-of-flight-based first-pulse / last-pulse systems. We present a new generation of commercial 3D laser scanners relying on this technology, providing an improved measurement capability and thus enabling to cover challenging applications even under unfavorable conditions, e.g., targets partly obscured by camouflage. We will discuss the features of the instruments and we will give examples on field data to demonstrate the superiority of full-waveform-analysis data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6950, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XIII, 69500U (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.777919
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Martin Pfennigbauer, RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH (Austria)
Andreas Ullrich, RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6950:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XIII
Monte D. Turner; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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