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High-fidelity ladar simulation
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Paper Abstract

The ability to extract target features from a ladar Range Resolved Doppler Image (RRDI) can enable target detection, identification, discrimination, and status assessment. Extraction of these features depends on the image processing algorithms, target characteristics, and image quality. The latter in turn depends on ladar transmitter and receiver characteristics, propagation effects, target/beam interactions, and receiver signal processing. In order to develop hardware systems and processing algorithms for a specific application, it is necessary to understand how these factors interact. A modular, high fidelity ladar simulation has been developed which provides modeling of each step from transmitter, through feature extraction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2004
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5412, Laser Radar Technology and Applications IX, (13 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.538609
Show Author Affiliations
Rastislav J. Telgarsky, Boeing-SVS, Inc. (United States)
Michael C. Cates, Boeing-SVS, Inc. (United States)
Carolyn Thompson, Boeing-SVS, Inc. (United States)
John N. Sanders-Reed, Boeing-SVS, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5412:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications IX
Gary W. Kamerman; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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