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Measuring laser reflection cross-sections of small unmanned aerial vehicles for laser detection, ranging and tracking
Author(s): Martin Laurenzis; Emmanuel Bacher; Frank Christnacher
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Paper Abstract

An increasing number of incidents are reported where small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are involved flying at low altitude. Thus UAVs are becoming more and more a serious threat in civilian and military scenarios leading to serious danger to safety or privacy issues. In this context, the detection and tracking of small UAV flying at low altitude in urban environment or near background structures is a challenge for state of the art detection technologies. In this paper, we focus on detection, tracking and identification by laser sensing technologies that are Laser Gated Viewing and scanning LiDAR. The laser reflection cross-sections (LRCS) has direct impact on the probability to detection and capability for range measurement. Here, we present methods to determine the laser reflection cross-sections by experimental and computational approaches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10191, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXII, 101910D (5 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2261928
Show Author Affiliations
Martin Laurenzis, Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis (France)
Emmanuel Bacher, Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis (France)
Frank Christnacher, Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10191:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXII
Monte D. Turner; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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