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Physical modelling of point-cloud (3D) and full-wave-form (4D) laser imaging
Author(s): G. Anna; L. Hespel; N. Riviere; D. Hamoir; B. Tanguy
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Paper Abstract

We compare results issued from a numerical model that simulates the point cloud obtained by 3D laser scanning of a scene and measurements provided by a commercial laser scanner. The model takes into account the temporal and transverse characteristics of the laser pulse, the propagation through turbulent and scattering atmosphere, the interaction with the objects of the scene (which have special optical properties: BRDF...) and the characteristics of the opto-electric detection system. The model derives 4D laser imaging information as temporal laser backscattered intensity (full wave form) is considered here. Experiments and simulations are performed on targets and scenes in order to test the performances of such imager under conditions that could be representative of future applications like Sense and Avoid, Target Recognition and Mapping,...

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2010
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 7835, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications IV, 78350A (8 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.864688
Show Author Affiliations
G. Anna, ONERA (France)
L. Hespel, ONERA (France)
N. Riviere, ONERA (France)
D. Hamoir, ONERA (France)
B. Tanguy, ONERA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7835:
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications IV
Gary W. Kamerman; Gary J. Bishop; John D. Gonglewski; Ove Steinvall; Keith L. Lewis; Richard C. Hollins; Thomas J. Merlet, Editor(s)

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