Title

Periodic, Pseudo-noise Waveforms for Multi-function Coherent Ladar

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Publication Source

Applied Optics

Abstract

We report the use of periodic, pseudonoise waveforms in a multifunction coherent ladar system. We exploit the Doppler sensitivity of these waveforms, as well as agile processing, to enable diverse ladar functions, including high range resolution imaging, macro-Doppler imaging, synthetic aperture ladar, and range-resolved micro-Doppler imaging. We present analytic expressions and simulations demonstrating the utility of pseudonoise waveforms for each of the ladar modes. We also discuss a laboratory pseudonoise ladar system that was developed to demonstrate range compression and range-resolved micro-Doppler imaging, as well as the phase recovery common to each of the coherent modes.

Inclusive pages

1908-1922

ISBN/ISSN

1559-128X

Publisher

Optical Society of America

Volume

49

Issue

10

Peer Reviewed

yes