Dr. Richard D. Richmond
Senior Research Scientist
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Publications (21)

Proceedings Article | 29 April 2010 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 7684, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XV
KEYWORDS: Data modeling, Cameras, LIDAR, Image processing, Clouds, 3D modeling, Image registration, Algorithm development, Global Positioning System, 3D image processing

SPIE Press Book | 12 March 2010
KEYWORDS: LIDAR, Receivers, Sensors, Target detection, Atmospheric propagation, Pulsed laser operation, Signal detection, Signal to noise ratio, Speckle, Imaging systems

Proceedings Article | 1 October 2009 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 7482, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications III
KEYWORDS: 3D acquisition, Optical spheres, Detection and tracking algorithms, LIDAR, Sensors, Error analysis, Reflectivity, 3D metrology, Algorithm development, Spherical lenses

SPIE Journal Paper | 1 March 2009
JRS Vol. 3 Issue 01
KEYWORDS: Aerosols, Climatology, Signal to noise ratio, Atmospheric particles, LIDAR, Atmospheric modeling, Humidity, Fiber optic gyroscopes, Clouds, Transmittance

Proceedings Article | 20 February 2007 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 6453, Fiber Lasers IV: Technology, Systems, and Applications
KEYWORDS: Diffraction, Mirrors, Tunable lasers, Continuous wave operation, Crystals, Laser applications, Fiber lasers, Ytterbium, Tunable filters, Acousto-optics

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Conference Committee Involvement (3)
Laser Radar Technology and Applications IX
14 April 2004 | Orlando, Florida, United States
3-D Laser Radar
13 April 2004 | Orlando, Florida, United States
Laser Radar Technology and Applications VIII
22 April 2003 | Orlando, Florida, United States
Course Instructor
SC1032: Direct Detection Laser Radar Systems for Imaging Applications
As laser radar detection and ranging (LADAR) technologies continue to mature, more and more these systems are being applied to military, commercial and scientific applications. From simple time of flight range measurements to high resolution terrain mapping and 3-dimensional imaging, the utility of LADAR is being investigated across a wide range of applications. In direct detection LADAR the measurements depend solely on the amplitude of the returned signal. This course is designed to teach students the basics of direct detection LADAR and how to transform customer or mission requirements into LADAR system performance specifications. Tools for modeling LADAR systems are introduced through the lecture material that allows quantification of important system performance metrics. The course begins with the LADAR range equation and how it can be used to evaluate the impact factors such as atmospheric turbulence on LADAR performance. Students are introduced to direct detection LADAR modeling methods which help to explain how various LADAR subsystems affect LADAR range accuracy. A number of representative systems will be introduced as examples throughout the lectures. This course closely follows the included text <i>Direct Detection LADAR Systems</i>, SPIE Vol. TT85. The examples and problems presented in the book will be explored more fully during the course.
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