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Introduction to Sensors for Ranging and Imaging by Graham M. Brooker

By Graham M. Brooker

This finished text-reference presents a superb heritage in energetic sensing expertise. it truly is involved in lively sensing, beginning with the fundamentals of time-of-flight sensors (operational rules, components), and dealing with the derivation of the radar variety equation and the detection of echo signs, either basic to the certainty of radar, sonar and lidar imaging. a number of chapters conceal sign propagation of either electromagnetic and acoustic strength, goal features, stealth, and muddle. the rest of the e-book introduces the variety dimension method, lively imaging, with an emphasis on noise and linear frequency modulation options, Doppler processing, and aim monitoring.

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In its favor, however, was both full mobility and 360° coverage (Buderi 1998). The Seetakt was an excellent radar for sea search, and it was more than 2 years before Royal Navy ships carried its equivalent. The Freya and Würzburg radars were generally paired, with the Freya operating as a designator for the Würzburg, which then provided accurate range and height information to direct night fighter interception of incoming bombers. These radars were very effective, and by the end of the war some 50,000 bombers had been shot down.

The update rate of typical GPS units is also usually only a few measurements per second. Local feature detection can rely on machine vision (visible and IR) and ultrasound sonar. The primary advantages of the former are that the angular resolution is excellent and the update rate is high. That notwithstanding, vehicle motion and vibration can result in image blurring if an electronic shutter is not used, and variations in light levels and shadowing can make image interpretation difficult. Because the contrast between green plants and the ground is higher in the IR it is sometimes advantageous to convert commercial charge-coupled device (CCD)-based video cameras to operate at these longer wavelengths.

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