10 May 2018 Laser profiling for airborne target classification
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Imaging for long-range target classification has its practical limitations due to the demand on high transverse sensor resolution connected to small pixel sizes, long focal lengths and large aperture optics. It is therefore motivated to look at other techniques like laser range profiling where the demand on transverse resolution is moderate but high in the depth domain.

Laser range profiling is attractive because it can be seen as an extension from an ordinary laser range finder. The same laser can also be used for active imaging when the target comes closer and is angular resolved. This paper will discuss laser profiling for target recognition both as a standalone method and in combination with low transverse resolution imaging. Example of both simulated and experimental data for stationary and in flight targets will be investigated and analyzed for target classification purposes.
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Ove Steinvall, Ove Steinvall, Michael Tulldahl, Michael Tulldahl, Folke Berglund, Folke Berglund, Lars Allard, Lars Allard, "Laser profiling for airborne target classification", Proc. SPIE 10636, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXIII, 1063602 (10 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2303965; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2303965

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