17 March 2008 Smart optical receiver for beamforming and enhancement of field of view in LADAR systems
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Abstract
We propose using the smart antenna principle as the basis of a new design for smart optical receivers in LADAR systems. This paper demonstrates the feasibility of designing a LADAR system with a receiver consisting of an array of photodetectors, which leads to field-of-view enhancement and beamforming by fusing streams of video information received from the detectors. As a proof of concept, we demonstrate this design by fusing several video information streams from different fields of view using our Mathworks Simulink® model. The fusion algorithm uses the fuzzy logic maximum operation on the data output from the cameras.
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Jed Khoury, Jed Khoury, Bahareh Haji-saeed, Bahareh Haji-saeed, Charles L. Woods, Charles L. Woods, John Kierstead, John Kierstead, } "Smart optical receiver for beamforming and enhancement of field of view in LADAR systems", Proc. SPIE 6974, Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications 2008, 69740H (17 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.777655; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.777655
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