Performance of range gated reconstruction: a theoretical analysis

Sing Yee Chua, Xin Wang, Ningqun Guo, Ching Seong Tan

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Performance of a range gated system is strongly affected by the laser, sensor, target, and atmospheric parameters. This paper performs a theoretical analysis to investigate the influence of multiple factors on range gated reconstruction. The effects of several factors are discussed based on the operating principle of range gated reconstruction, fundamental of radiant energy, signal to noise ratio (SNR), and bidirectional reflection distribution function (BRDF) models. The presented findings establish a comprehensive understanding of the influence factors in range gated reconstruction which are of interest to various applications and future improvement works to perform accurate range correction and compensation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPROCEEDINGS OF SPIE
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Optical and Photonics Engineering (icOPEN 2016)
EditorsAnand Krishna Asundi
Place of PublicationBellingham WA USA
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510610026
ISBN (Print)9781510610019
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Optical and Photonics Engineering 2016 - Chengdu, China
Duration: 26 Sept 201630 Sept 2016 (Proceedings) (Website)

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceInternational Conference on Optical and Photonics Engineering 2016
Abbreviated titleicOPEN 2016
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  • Laser ranging
  • Noise
  • Reflection

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