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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 7119–7127

Full waveform hyperspectral LiDAR for terrestrial laser scanning

Teemu Hakala, Juha Suomalainen, Sanna Kaasalainen, and Yuwei Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 7119-7127 (2012)

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We present the design of a full waveform hyperspectral light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and the first demonstrations of its applications in remote sensing. The novel instrument produces a 3D point cloud with spectral backscattered reflectance data. This concept has a significant impact on remote sensing and other fields where target 3D detection and identification is crucial, such as civil engineering, cultural heritage, material processing, or geomorphological studies. As both the geometry and spectral information on the target are available from a single measurement, this technology will extend the scope of imaging spectroscopy into spectral 3D sensing. To demonstrate the potential of the instrument in the remote sensing of vegetation, 3D point clouds with backscattered reflectance and spectral indices are presented for a specimen of Norway spruce.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser
(280.1350) Remote sensing and sensors : Backscattering

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing

Original Manuscript: January 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2012
Published: March 13, 2012

Teemu Hakala, Juha Suomalainen, Sanna Kaasalainen, and Yuwei Chen, "Full waveform hyperspectral LiDAR for terrestrial laser scanning," Opt. Express 20, 7119-7127 (2012)

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