Abstract

We present a technique to overcome the depth resolution limitation for 3D active imaging. Applying microsecond laser pulses and sensor gate width, a scene of several hundred meters is illuminated and recorded in a single image. The trapezoid-shaped range intensity profile is analyzed to obtain both the reflectivity and the depth of scene. We demonstrate a 3D scene reconstruction in a depth of 650 to 1550 m from only three images with an accuracy of <30 m. This depth accuracy is 10 times better than estimated from the classical resolution limit obtained for depth scanning active imaging with a similar number of images. Therefore, this technique enables superresolution depth mapping with a reduction of image data processing.

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2007

2006

J. F. Andersen, J. Busck, and H. Heiselberg, Appl. Opt. 45, 6198 (2006).

D. Monnin, A. L. Schneider, F. Christnacher, and Y. Lutz, presented at the 3rd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, June 14-16, 2006.

P. Andersson, Opt. Eng. 45, 034301 (2006).

F. Christnacher, M. Laurenzis, A. Matwyschuk, and D. Monnin, presented at the Méthodes et Techniques Optiques pour l'lndustrie, Mulhouse, France, 2006.

2005

J. Busck, Opt. Eng. 44, 116001 (2005).

F. Christnacher, Y. Lutz, and D. Monnin, presented at the OPTRO 2005, Paris, France, 2005.

2004

2003

R. G. Digger, R. H. Vollmerhausen, N. Devitt, C. Halfort, and K. J. Barnard, Opt. Eng. 43, 738 (2003).

2002

Albota, M. A.

Andersen, J. F.

Andersson, P.

P. Andersson, Opt. Eng. 45, 034301 (2006).

Aull, B. F.

Barnard, K. J.

R. G. Digger, R. H. Vollmerhausen, N. Devitt, C. Halfort, and K. J. Barnard, Opt. Eng. 43, 738 (2003).

Busck, J.

Carlson, R. R.

Christnacher, F.

D. Monnin, A. L. Schneider, F. Christnacher, and Y. Lutz, presented at the 3rd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, June 14-16, 2006.

F. Christnacher, M. Laurenzis, A. Matwyschuk, and D. Monnin, presented at the Méthodes et Techniques Optiques pour l'lndustrie, Mulhouse, France, 2006.

F. Christnacher, Y. Lutz, and D. Monnin, presented at the OPTRO 2005, Paris, France, 2005.

Devitt, N.

R. G. Digger, R. H. Vollmerhausen, N. Devitt, C. Halfort, and K. J. Barnard, Opt. Eng. 43, 738 (2003).

Digger, R. G.

R. G. Digger, R. H. Vollmerhausen, N. Devitt, C. Halfort, and K. J. Barnard, Opt. Eng. 43, 738 (2003).

Espinola, R. L.

Fouche, D. G.

Halford, C. E.

Halfort, C.

R. G. Digger, R. H. Vollmerhausen, N. Devitt, C. Halfort, and K. J. Barnard, Opt. Eng. 43, 738 (2003).

Heinrich, R. M.

Heiselberg, H.

Jacobs, E. L.

Kocher, D. G.

Laurenzis, M.

F. Christnacher, M. Laurenzis, A. Matwyschuk, and D. Monnin, presented at the Méthodes et Techniques Optiques pour l'lndustrie, Mulhouse, France, 2006.

Lutz, Y.

D. Monnin, A. L. Schneider, F. Christnacher, and Y. Lutz, presented at the 3rd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, June 14-16, 2006.

F. Christnacher, Y. Lutz, and D. Monnin, presented at the OPTRO 2005, Paris, France, 2005.

Matwyschuk, A.

F. Christnacher, M. Laurenzis, A. Matwyschuk, and D. Monnin, presented at the Méthodes et Techniques Optiques pour l'lndustrie, Mulhouse, France, 2006.

Monnin, D.

F. Christnacher, M. Laurenzis, A. Matwyschuk, and D. Monnin, presented at the Méthodes et Techniques Optiques pour l'lndustrie, Mulhouse, France, 2006.

D. Monnin, A. L. Schneider, F. Christnacher, and Y. Lutz, presented at the 3rd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, June 14-16, 2006.

F. Christnacher, Y. Lutz, and D. Monnin, presented at the OPTRO 2005, Paris, France, 2005.

Mooney, J.

O'Brien, M. E.

Player, B. E.

Schneider, A. L.

D. Monnin, A. L. Schneider, F. Christnacher, and Y. Lutz, presented at the 3rd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, June 14-16, 2006.

Tofsted, D. H.

Vollmerhausen, R.

Vollmerhausen, R. H.

R. G. Digger, R. H. Vollmerhausen, N. Devitt, C. Halfort, and K. J. Barnard, Opt. Eng. 43, 738 (2003).

Willard, B. C.

Zayhowski, J. J.

Appl. Opt.

Opt. Eng.

R. G. Digger, R. H. Vollmerhausen, N. Devitt, C. Halfort, and K. J. Barnard, Opt. Eng. 43, 738 (2003).

P. Andersson, Opt. Eng. 45, 034301 (2006).

J. Busck, Opt. Eng. 44, 116001 (2005).

Opt. Express

Other

F. Christnacher, Y. Lutz, and D. Monnin, presented at the OPTRO 2005, Paris, France, 2005.

F. Christnacher, M. Laurenzis, A. Matwyschuk, and D. Monnin, presented at the Méthodes et Techniques Optiques pour l'lndustrie, Mulhouse, France, 2006.

D. Monnin, A. L. Schneider, F. Christnacher, and Y. Lutz, presented at the 3rd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, June 14-16, 2006.

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