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Spectrogram processing of laser vibration data
Author(s): Alan L. Kachelmyer; Kenneth I. Schultz
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Paper Abstract

Laser vibration sensing has traditionally relied on the use of limiters and frequency modulation (FM) discriminators to process frequency modulated laser radar returns. The performance of the traditional FM discriminator approach can be limited by laser radar target characteristics and motion (speckle noise) and laser temporal coherence. In this paper we examine a novel laser vibration signal processor, a spectrogram processor, and compare its performance with the traditional limiter/FM discriminator signal processor used to process laser radar vibration measurements. The two processes are also compared using some laser radar measurement data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1936, Applied Laser Radar Technology, (15 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157117
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Alan L. Kachelmyer, Lincoln Lab./MIT (United States)
Kenneth I. Schultz, Lincoln Lab./MIT (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1936:
Applied Laser Radar Technology
Gary W. Kamerman; William E. Keicher, Editor(s)

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