Cramer–Rao lower bounds (CRLBs) on the estimation of the pointing parameters of a laser system using the return signal are obtained. A maximum likelihood estimator is found to obtain an estimation performance close to the CRLB in most scenarios considered.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(120.5630) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Radiometry
Coherence and Statistical Optics
Original Manuscript: November 23, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 23, 2006
Deva K. Borah and David G. Voelz, "Cramer-Rao lower bounds on estimation of laser system pointing parameters by use of the return photon signal," Opt. Lett. 31, 1029-1031 (2006)