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Numerical simulation and optimal design of the system performance for the airborne laser rangefinder
Author(s): Yi Yang; Zukang Lu; Yu Liu; Haixian Zhou; Hang Gao
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Paper Abstract

In this paper the dependence of the ranging performance for an airborne laser range finder (LRF) on atmospheric transmissivity, background noise and target characteristics is theoretically analyzed, in accordance with the system performance equations for the diffuse reflecting target. Based on LOWTRAN7 code, the ranging performance of the airborne laser range finder versus the surface visibility for atmosphere, the ranging path and the diffuse reflectance coefficient for target is numerically calculated and further discussed. On basis of the numerical results, an airborne LRF with excellent system performance is figured out.

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Date Published: 3 October 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4220, Advanced Photonic Sensors: Technology and Applications, (3 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.401709
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Yi Yang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Zukang Lu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Yu Liu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Haixian Zhou, Electro-Optical Equipment Research Institute (China)
Hang Gao, Electro-Optical Equipment Research Institute (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4220:
Advanced Photonic Sensors: Technology and Applications
Jinfa Tang; Chao-Nan Xu; Haizhang Li, Editor(s)

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