High Resolution Eyesafe 3-D LADAR Maritime Imaging Model

Period of Performance: 08/01/2005 - 05/31/2006

$100K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Lidar Pacific Corporation
1444 E. 1220 N.
Logan, UT 84321
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

Utah State University
Physics Department 4415 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322
Institution POC

Abstract

This work investigates the feasibility of developing a LADAR simulator that can reliably predict automatic target identification ranges based on target aspect angle, level of obscuration, and extent of camouflage, concealment, and deception present in the scene. We will construct high fidelity target models under well-documented conditions to serve as target truth models; modify an existing 3-D imaging LADAR simulator to be suitable for eyesafe laser wavelengths; produce simulated 3-D LADAR images suitable for evaluation of identification ranges; and acquire truth eyesafe LADAR images against which the simulated images can be compared.