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Performance evaluation of laser scanners through the atmosphere with adverse condition
Author(s): L. Hespel; N. Riviere; T. Huet; B. Tanguy; R. Ceolato
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Paper Abstract

Using laser imaging systems to represent 3-D scene becomes a referent prospective technology in the areas of guidance and navigation. Measurements with high spatial resolution for significant range can be achieved, even in degraded visibility conditions such as the Brown-White Out, rain, fog, sandstorms... Moreover, this technology is well suited for assisted perception tasks (access to 3D information) and obstacle detection (telemetry of small objects). For airborne applications, it is very complementary to conventional enhanced vision systems such as Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) and millimeter wave radar to provide images of land in environments with limited visibility. It also offers a 3D mapping of land or a single location in relation to the environment, which means alone or coupled with others, can realign and secure real-time database of information used such in a synthetic vision system (SVS). The objective of the work is to assess the impact of degraded visibility conditions on the laser radiometric propagation of a 3D laser scanner as they directly influence the performance of the ladar system [1].

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2011
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8186, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications V, 818606 (5 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.898010
Show Author Affiliations
L. Hespel, ONERA (France)
N. Riviere, ONERA (France)
T. Huet, ONERA (France)
B. Tanguy, ONERA (France)
R. Ceolato, ONERA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8186:
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications V
Gary J. Bishop; Gary W. Kamerman; Ove Steinvall; John D. Gonglewski; Keith L. Lewis, Editor(s)

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