1 June 2005 Performance of 3D laser radar through vegetation and camouflage
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One of the more exciting capabilities foreseen for future 3-D imaging laser radars is to see through vegetation and camouflage nettings. We have used ground based and airborne scanning laser radars to collect data of various types of terrain and vegetation. On some occasions reference targets were used to collect data on reflectivity and to evaluate penetration. The data contains reflectivity and range distributions and were collected at 1.5 and 1.06 μm wavelength with range accuracies in the 1-10 cm range. The seasonal variations for different types of vegetation have been studied. A preliminary evaluation of part of the data set was recently presented at another SPIE conference. Since then the data have been analyzed in more detail with emphasis on testing algorithms and future system performance by simulation of different sensors and scenarios. Evaluation methods will be discussed and some examples of data sets will be presented.
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Ove Steinvall, Hakan Larsson, Frank Gustafsson, Dietmar Letalick, Tomas Chevalier, Asa Persson, Pierre Andersson, "Performance of 3D laser radar through vegetation and camouflage", Proc. SPIE 5792, Laser Source and System Technology for Defense and Security, (1 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.603546; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.603546
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