26 April 2018 Imaging simulation of active EO-camera
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A modeling scheme for active imaging through atmospheric turbulence is presented. The model consists of two parts: In the first part, the illumination laser beam is propagated to a target that is described by its reflectance properties, using the well-known split-step Fourier method for wave propagation. In the second part, the reflected intensity distribution imaged on a camera is computed using an empirical model developed for passive imaging through atmospheric turbulence. The split-step Fourier method requires carefully chosen simulation parameters. These simulation requirements together with the need to produce dynamic scenes with a large number of frames led us to implement the model on GPU. Validation of this implementation is shown for two different metrics. This model is well suited for Gated-Viewing applications. Examples of imaging simulation results are presented here.
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José Pérez, José Pérez, Endre Repasi, Endre Repasi, } "Imaging simulation of active EO-camera", Proc. SPIE 10625, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXIX, 106250I (26 April 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2304365; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2304365
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