19 May 2015 Comparison of full-waveform, single-photon sensitive, and discrete analog LIDAR data
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Full-waveform LiDAR data from an AHAB Chiroptera I system with 515 nm and 1032 nm lasers (~10 pts/m2), single-photon sensitive data from the Sigma Space HRQLS system with a 532 nm laser (~19 pts/m2), and discrete analog data from an Optech Orion C200 system (~88 pts/m2) were collected from aerial platforms over Monterey, CA, USA in fall 2012 and fall 2013. The study area contains residential neighborhoods, forested regions, inland lakes, and the Pacific Ocean near-shore environment. Significant ground truth in the form of GPS measurements and terrestrial LiDAR scans enable the LiDAR data to be compared in terms of measurement precision and degree of tree canopy penetration, as well as comparisons of derived raster products.
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Angela M. Kim, Angela M. Kim, Scott C. Runyon, Scott C. Runyon, Richard C. Olsen, Richard C. Olsen, } "Comparison of full-waveform, single-photon sensitive, and discrete analog LIDAR data", Proc. SPIE 9465, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XX; and Atmospheric Propagation XII, 94650L (19 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2177431; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2177431
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