20 May 2013 Enhancing online waveform processing by adding new point attributes
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RIEGL LIDAR instruments based on echo digitization and on-line waveform processing provide valuable attributes to every detected target: calibrated amplitude, calibrated estimated target reflectance, and echo pulse deviation. Additional attributes could be provided by employing enhanced algorithms. In hydrography an estimate for the backscattering coefficient of a water column, for topographic targets an estimate of the angle of incidence of the laser beam on flat targets can be determined. We present data sets based on on-line waveform processing of RIEGL's V-Line and assess the possibility of deriving additional attributes by performing more sophisticated analysis of the waveform.
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Martin Pfennigbauer, Martin Pfennigbauer, Clifford Wolf, Clifford Wolf, Andreas Ullrich, Andreas Ullrich, "Enhancing online waveform processing by adding new point attributes", Proc. SPIE 8731, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XVIII, 873104 (20 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015733; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2015733

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