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New pixel-oriented simulation for 3D laser radar
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Paper Abstract

Laser radar (ladar) systems are effective measurement systems with favourite applications like collision control or reconnaissance, etc. A new pixel oriented simulation for scannerless, imaging 3D ladar has been developed. For the first time, any kind of 3D target scenes can be investigated by importing 3D data with the help of VRML. Now, using the simulation, it is possible to easily investigate the influence of laser spot profiles, different target scenes and reflectivities or system configurations. By changing its parameters, the simulation can be adapted to a wide range of systems. Hence, comparison of systems or performance estimation is possible. The simulation proofed as a useful tool for system design, testing of applicability or verification and evaluation of algorithms. The function of the simulation was verified by measurement data. In this paper, the use of simulation is presented. By showing different applications, future development is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5612, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications, (6 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.579339
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Ulrich Schael, Helmut Schmidt Univ. (Germany)
Hendrik Rothe, Helmut Schmidt Univ. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5612:
Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications
Ronald G. Driggers; David A. Huckridge, Editor(s)

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