Accession Number:

ADA482650

Title:

Smart Optical Receiver for Beamforming and Enhancement of Field of View in LADAR Systems

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB HANSCOM AFB MA SENSORS DIRECTORATE/ELECTROMAGNETICS TECHNOLOGY DIV

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

We propose using the smart antenna principle as the basis of a new design for smart optical receivers in LADAR systems. This paper demonstrates the feasibility of designing a LADAR system with a receiver consisting of an array of photodetectors, which leads to field-of-view enhancement and beamforming by fusing streams of video information received from the detectors. As a proof of concept, we demonstrate this design by fusing several video information streams from different fields of view using our Mathworks Simulink model. The fusion algorithm uses the fuzzy logic maximum operation on the data output from the cameras.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE