Next Article in Journal
Vision-Based Georeferencing of GPR in Urban Areas
Previous Article in Journal
Parallel Imaging of 3D Surface Profile with Space-Division Multiplexing
Open AccessArticle

Interferometric Laser Scanner for Direction Determination

by *,† and
V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS, Academician Zuev Square 1, Tomsk 634055, Russia
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editor: Markus W. Sigrist
Sensors 2016, 16(1), 130; https://doi.org/10.3390/s16010130
Received: 30 November 2015 / Revised: 24 December 2015 / Accepted: 19 January 2016 / Published: 21 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Remote Sensors)
In this paper, we explore the potential capabilities of new laser scanning-based method for direction determination. The method for fully coherent beams is extended to the case when interference pattern is produced in the turbulent atmosphere by two partially coherent sources. The performed theoretical analysis identified the conditions under which stable pattern may form on extended paths of 0.5–10 km in length. We describe a method for selecting laser scanner parameters, ensuring the necessary operability range in the atmosphere for any possible turbulence characteristics. The method is based on analysis of the mean intensity of interference pattern, formed by two partially coherent sources of optical radiation. Visibility of interference pattern is estimated as a function of propagation pathlength, structure parameter of atmospheric turbulence, and spacing of radiation sources, producing the interference pattern. It is shown that, when atmospheric turbulences are moderately strong, the contrast of interference pattern of laser scanner may ensure its applicability at ranges up to 10 km. View Full-Text
Keywords: atmospheric turbulence; laser scanning; interference; laser beam atmospheric turbulence; laser scanning; interference; laser beam
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

MDPI and ACS Style

Kaloshin, G.; Lukin, I. Interferometric Laser Scanner for Direction Determination. Sensors 2016, 16, 130. https://doi.org/10.3390/s16010130

AMA Style

Kaloshin G, Lukin I. Interferometric Laser Scanner for Direction Determination. Sensors. 2016; 16(1):130. https://doi.org/10.3390/s16010130

Chicago/Turabian Style

Kaloshin, Gennady; Lukin, Igor. 2016. "Interferometric Laser Scanner for Direction Determination" Sensors 16, no. 1: 130. https://doi.org/10.3390/s16010130

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop