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Effects Of Illumination Beam Jitter On Photodetection Statistics
Author(s): Mitchell S. Wlodawski; Ying B. Fung
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Paper Abstract

An expression for the probability density function for a doubly stochastic Poisson process driven by illumination beam jitter was derived. The formula was used to calculate the effect of jitter on the probability of detecting a point target in presence of both illumination beam jitter and additive background noise. The illumination beam is assumed to have a Gaussian profile with standard deviation σB. The jitter distribution is also Gaussian with standard deviation σj. It was found that for the quantity σj/σB, called the jitter ratio, exceeding 0.5 that the effect of jitter becomes significant.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1111, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing III, (26 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.977976
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Mitchell S. Wlodawski, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
Ying B. Fung, Riverside Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1111:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing III
Sankaran Gowrinathan, Editor(s)

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