Enhanced-resolution lidar

Christophe F. Bas, Timothy J. Kane, Christopher S. Ruf

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To retrieve a high-resolution vector signal from a set of measured low-resolution vector signals, we deliberately delayed the synchronization between the transmitter and the receiver of a pulsed laser radar (lidar). Once several range-shifted low-resolution vector signals had been obtained, we independently applied a regularization method and the singular-value-decomposition method to restore high-resolution characteristics. The former approach remains preferable when the signal-to-noise ratio is low, whereas the latter provides results similar to those of the former, but with lesser effort, as the signal-to-noise ratio becomes high.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1044-1050
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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