13 May 2016 A comparison flash lidar detector options
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This paper will discussion multiple flash lidar camera options and will compare sensitivity by calculating the required energy to map a certain area under specific conditions. We define two basic scenarios, and in each scenario look at bare earth 3D imaging, 3D imaging with 64 grey levels, or 6 bits of grey scale, 3D imaging with 3 return pulses from different ranges per detector element, and 3D imaging with both grey scale and multiple returns in each detector. We will compare Gieger Mode Avalanche Photo-Diodes, GMAPDs, Linear Mode Avalanche PhotoDiodes, LMAPDs, and low bandwidth cameras traditionally used for 2D imaging, but capable of being used for 3D imaging in conjunction with a rapid polarization rotation stage.
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Paul F. McManamon, Paul F. McManamon, Paul Banks, Paul Banks, Jeffrey Beck, Jeffrey Beck, Andrew S. Huntington, Andrew S. Huntington, Edward A. Watson, Edward A. Watson, } "A comparison flash lidar detector options", Proc. SPIE 9832, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXI, 983202 (13 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2229068; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2229068
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