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Title: TARGET CHARACTERIZATION IN 3D USING INFRARED LIDAR

We report examples of the use of a scanning tunable CO{sub 2} laser lidar system in the 9-11 {micro}m region to construct images of vegetation and rocks at ranges of up to 5 km from the instrument. Range information is combined with horizontal and vertical distances to yield an image with three spatial dimensions simultaneous with the classification of target type. Object classification is made possible by the distinct spectral signatures of both natural and man-made objects. Several multivariate statistical methods are used to illustrate the degree of discrimination possible among the natural variability of objects in both spectral shape and amplitude.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
777754
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-01-1995
TRN: AH200123%%66
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference title not supplied, Conference location not supplied, Conference dates not supplied; Other Information: PBD: 1 Apr 2001
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS; CLASSIFICATION; OPTICAL RADAR; PLANTS; GEOLOGIC FORMATIONS; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; PATTERN RECOGNITION; MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS; REMOTE SENSING