1 March 1991 System design of a pulsed laser rangefinder
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Optical Engineering, 30(3), (1991). doi:10.1117/12.55801
Abstract
A pulsed GaAs laser rangefinder is analyzed and designed. Expressions for background and signal power, noise, and signal-to-noise ratio are derived. The effects of pulse rise time, receiver bandwidth, and SNR on probability of detection and range accuracy are discussed. A computer simulation is used to optimize laser power, receiver aperture, and preamplifier bandwidth. A method ofthreshold detection is presented and discussed. Experimental results include receiver preamplifier transfer function and threshold detector performance.
Hoyt N. Burns, Christos G. Christodoulou, Glenn D. Boreman, "System design of a pulsed laser rangefinder," Optical Engineering 30(3), (1 March 1991). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.55801
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