Experimental Characterization of Commercial Flash Ladar Devices

Dean Anderson, Herman Herman, and Alonzo Kelly
International Conference of Sensing and Technology, November, 2005.


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Abstract
Flash ladar is a new class of range imaging sensors. Unlike traditional ladar devices that scan a collimated laser beam over the scene, flash ladar illuminates the entire scene with diffuse laser light. Recently, several companies have begun offering demonstration flash ladar units commercially. In this work, we seek to characterize the performance of two such devices, examining the effects of target range, reflectance and angle of incidence, as well as mixed pixel effects.

Keywords
flash ladar, sensor characterization, Canesta, CSEM, 3D imaging

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: National Robotics Engineering Center

Text Reference
Dean Anderson, Herman Herman, and Alonzo Kelly, "Experimental Characterization of Commercial Flash Ladar Devices," International Conference of Sensing and Technology, November, 2005.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Anderson_2005_5575,
   author = "Dean Anderson and Herman Herman and Alonzo Kelly",
   title = "Experimental Characterization of Commercial Flash Ladar Devices",
   booktitle = "International Conference of Sensing and Technology",
   month = "November",
   year = "2005",
}