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Experimental measurements of radiometric LADAR calibration targets
Author(s): Alan Ames; Kathleen Meyer; David Medina
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Paper Abstract

The problems related to experimental measurements of LADAR calibration targets are often discussed in terms of expected signal returns and related statistics with insignificant regard to target dynamics. Laboratory measurements of specular and diffuse radiometric calibration targets have been undertaken in order to obtain well-controlled optical cross section data for model development and validations with a goal of 20% radiometric accuracy. Factors, such as speckle and laser noise, that have some bearing on this measurement have been recently quantified and indicate that calibration target dynamics may be an important variable in assigning overall radiometric accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5792, Laser Source and System Technology for Defense and Security, (1 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.601668
Show Author Affiliations
Alan Ames, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Kathleen Meyer, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
David Medina, Air Force Research Lab./DELE (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5792:
Laser Source and System Technology for Defense and Security
Gary L. Wood, Editor(s)

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