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Visualization and analysis of lidar waveform data
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Paper Abstract

LiDAR waveform analysis is a relatively new activity in the area of laser scanning. The work described here is an exploration of a different approach to visualization and analysis, following the structure that has evolved for the analysis of imaging spectroscopy data (hyperspectral imaging). The waveform data are transformed into 3-dimensional data structures that provide xy position information, and a z-coordinate, which is the digitized waveform. This allows for representation of the data in spatial and waveform space, the extraction of characteristic spectra, and the development of regions of interest. This representation allows for the application of standard spectral classification tools such as the maximum likelihood classifier.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2017
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10191, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXII, 101910I (5 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2276657
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Richard C. Olsen, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
Jeremy P. Metcalf, Naval Postgraduate School (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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