9 November 2010 Simulation of synthetic aperture imaging ladar (SAIL) for three-dimensional target model
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In conventional imaging laser radar, the resolution of target is constrained by the diffraction-limited, which includes the beamwidth of the laser in the target plane and the telescope's aperture. Synthetic aperture imaging Ladar (SAIL) is an imaging technique which employs aperture synthesis with coherent laser radar, the resolution is determined by the total frequency spread of the source and is independent of range, so can achieve fine resolution in long range. Ray tracing is utilized here to obtain two-dimensional scattering properties from three-dimensional geometric model of actual target, and range-doppler algorithm is used for synthetic aperture process in laser image simulation. The results show that the SAIL can support better resolution.
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Ning Yi, Zhen-Sen Wu, "Simulation of synthetic aperture imaging ladar (SAIL) for three-dimensional target model", Proc. SPIE 7850, Optoelectronic Imaging and Multimedia Technology, 78501K (9 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.869809; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.869809
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