Accession Number:

ADA618815

Title:

Chaotic LIDAR for Naval Applications

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. 1 Oct-31 Dec 2013

Corporate Author:

CLARKSON UNIV POTSDAM NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Work completed in the first quarter of FY14 includes our first system chaotic lidar system experiments in turbid water. We have obtained 5 mm average accuracy and 4 cm resolution through up to 10 attenuation lengths of water. This work was done with a small-aperture receiver to test the absorption-limited performance of the system, and we are preparing to perform a similar experiment with a large-aperture receiver to determine the effectiveness of the system in scattering-limited environments. Additionally, we have advanced the preparation necessary to perform channel characterization using chaotic LIDAR by incorporating several upgrades to the chaotic receiver and using advanced signal processing techniques to fully separate the backscatter from the target in the chaotic LIDAR return signal.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE