14 December 2017 Experimental and rendering-based investigation of laser radar cross sections of small unmanned aerial vehicles
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Abstract
Laser imaging systems are prominent candidates for detection and tracking of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in current and future security scenarios. Laser reflection characteristics for laser imaging (e.g., laser gated viewing) of small UAVs are investigated to determine their laser radar cross section (LRCS) by analyzing the intensity distribution of laser reflection in high resolution images. For the first time, LRCSs are determined in a combined experimental and computational approaches by high resolution laser gated viewing and three-dimensional rendering. An optimized simple surface model is calculated taking into account diffuse and specular reflectance properties based on the Oren–Nayar and the Cook–Torrance reflectance models, respectively.
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Martin Laurenzis, Emmanuel Bacher, Frank Christnacher, "Experimental and rendering-based investigation of laser radar cross sections of small unmanned aerial vehicles," Optical Engineering 56(12), 124106 (14 December 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.12.124106 . Submission: Received: 31 July 2017; Accepted: 28 November 2017
Received: 31 July 2017; Accepted: 28 November 2017; Published: 14 December 2017
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