Reflective tomography: Images from rangeresolved laser radar measurements

Jeffrey K. Parker, E. B. Craig, D. I. Klick, F. K. Knight, S. R. Kulkarni, R. M. Marino, J. R. Senning, B. K. Tussey

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The reconstruction of a 2-D image from a set of 1-D microwave reflective measurements has been studied by others in the radar community (see references contained in Ref. 1). Das and Boerner2 have shown that the reconstruction of a 2- D radar image from 1-D reflective measurements is identical to the problem of determining a 2-D image from a set of 1-D transmission projections. This latter problem has been extensively studied in many fields ranging from medical imaging to radio astronomy. In this paper, we apply a wellknown tomographic reconstruction technique to a series of 1- D range-resolved laser radar measurements to form a 2-D image of a cone. These new results extend methods of radar imaging used at microwave wavelengths into the optical regime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2642-2643
Number of pages2
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jul 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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