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Resolution limits for time-of-flight imaging laser radar
Author(s): Jed Khoury; Charles L. Woods; Joseph Lorenzo; John Kierstead
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Paper Abstract

In previous work we introduced a new metric for the image resolution volume that couples the spatial resolution with the range resolution. We showed from a quantum noise consideration that there is a constant volume resolution and that one can trade-off spatial resolution at the expense of range resolution, and vise-a-versa. This theory was developed for a heterodyne LADAR system. In this paper we extend our previous heterodyne LADAR system theory to develop a image resolution volume metric for time-of-flight LADAR system, where device parameters such as optical amplifier noise are included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5816, Optical Pattern Recognition XVI, (28 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604178
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Jed Khoury, Air Force Research Lab./SNHC (United States)
Charles L. Woods, Air Force Research Lab./SNHC (United States)
Joseph Lorenzo, Air Force Research Lab./SNHC (United States)
John Kierstead, Solid State Scientific Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5816:
Optical Pattern Recognition XVI
David P. Casasent; Tien-Hsin Chao, Editor(s)

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