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Three-dimensional laser radar simulation for autonomous spacecraft landing
Author(s): Michael F. Reiley; Dwayne C. Carmer; William F. Pont Jr.
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Paper Abstract

A sophisticated 3D laser radar sensor simulation, developed and applied to the task of autonomous hazard detection and avoidance, is presented. This simulation includes a backward ray trace to sensor subpixels, incoherent subpixel integration, range dependent noise, sensor point spread function effects, digitization noise, and AM-CW modulation. Specific sensor parameters, spacecraft lander trajectory, and terrain type have been selected to generate simulated sensor data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1416, Laser Radar VI, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43736
Show Author Affiliations
Michael F. Reiley, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
Dwayne C. Carmer, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
William F. Pont Jr., Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1416:
Laser Radar VI
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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