1 March 1991 System design of a pulsed laser rangefinder
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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, Hoyt N. Burns, Christos G. Christodoulou, Christos G. Christodoulou, Glenn D. Boreman, Glenn D. Boreman, } "System design of a pulsed laser rangefinder," Optical Engineering 30(3), (1 March 1991). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.55801 . Submission:

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