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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2011
  • pp: 5791–5797

Determination of overlap in lidar systems

Joshua Vande Hey, Jeremy Coupland, Ming Hui Foo, James Richards, and Andrew Sandford  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 30, pp. 5791-5797 (2011)

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The overlap profile, also known as crossover function or geometric form factor, is often a source of uncertainty for lidar measurements. This paper describes a method for measuring the overlap by presenting the lidar with a virtual cloud through the use of an imaging system. Results show good agreement with horizontal hard target lidar measurements and with geometric overlap calculated for the ideal aberration-free case.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: May 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2011
Published: October 12, 2011

Joshua Vande Hey, Jeremy Coupland, Ming Hui Foo, James Richards, and Andrew Sandford, "Determination of overlap in lidar systems," Appl. Opt. 50, 5791-5797 (2011)

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