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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 16 — Aug. 2, 2010
  • pp: 16788–16796

Targets recognition using subnanosecond pulse laser range profiles

Yanhui Li and Zhensen Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 16788-16796 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.016788


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Abstract

The 3-D target information can be obtained directly by the analysis of the 1-D data of the pulse laser range profile (LRP). In this paper, a new calculational method to generate and process the LRP which is based on the lidar equation is established. The LRPs of different targets are simulated by the new method, and the corresponding profile information is achieved. The effect of the some parameters including the target shape, surface material, incident pulsewidth and incident angle on the LRP is analyzed. In order to validate the theory, the relevant experiment is implemented, and the experimental data agrees well with the simulation result.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Image Processing

History
Original Manuscript: June 14, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2010
Published: July 23, 2010

Citation
Yanhui Li and Zhensen Wu, "Targets recognition using subnanosecond pulse laser range profiles," Opt. Express 18, 16788-16796 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-16-16788


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