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Doppler lidar power, aperture diameter, and FFT size trade-off study
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Paper Abstract

In the design or selection of a Doppler lidar instrument for a spacecraft landing system, it is important to evaluate the balance between performance requirements and cost, weight, and power consumption. Leveraging the capability of LadarSIM, a trade-off study was performed to evaluate the interaction between the laser transmission power, aperture diameter, and FFT size in a Doppler lidar system. For this study the probabilities of detection and false alarm were calculated using LadarSIM to simulate FMCW lidar systems with varying power, aperture diameter, and FFT size. This paper reports the results of this trade-off study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2017
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10191, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXII, 1019106 (5 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262790
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David B. Chester, Utah State Univ. (United States)
Scott E. Budge, Utah State Univ. (United States)


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

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