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29 April 2010 Simulating full-waveform lidar
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A simple Monte Carlo model of laser propagation through a tree is presented which allows the simulation of fullwaveform LIDAR signatures. The model incorporates a LIDAR system and a 'natural' scene, including an atmosphere, tree and ground surface. The PROSPECT leaf reflectance model is incorporated to determine leaf radiometric properties. Changes in the scene such as varying material reflectance properties, sloped vs. flat ground, and comparisons of tree 'leaf-on' vs. 'leaf-off' conditions have been analyzed. Changes in the LIDAR system have also been studied, including the effects of changing laser wavelength, shape and length of transmitted pulses, and angle of transmission. Results of some of these simulations are presented.
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Angela M. Kim, Richard C. Olsen, and Carlos F. Borges "Simulating full-waveform lidar", Proc. SPIE 7684, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XV, 768411 (29 April 2010); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.849747
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