We present the concept and simulation results for ARL's chirped AM ladar operating with a photon counting receiver. The simulation results predict significant improvements in receiver sensitivity.
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(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
B. C. Redman, W. Ruff, and M. Giza, "Photon Counting Chirped AM Ladar: Concept and Simulation Results," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper PThA4.
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