A Comparison of Compressive Sensing Approaches for LIDAR Return Pulse Capture, Transmission, and Storage
AdvisorCreusere, Charles D.
AffiliationNew Mexico State University
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AbstractMassive amounts of data are typically acquired in third generation full-waveform (FW) LIDAR systems to generate image-like depthmaps of a scene of acceptable quality. The sampling systems acquiring this data, however, seldom take into account the low information rate generally present in the FW signals and, consequently, they sample very inefficiently. Our main goal here is to compare two efficient sampling models and processes for the individual time-resolved FW signals collected by a LIDAR system. Specifically, we compare two approaches of sub-Nyquist sampling of the continuous-time LIDAR FW return pulses: (i) modeling FW signals as short-duration pulses with multiple bandlimited echoes, and (ii) modeling them as signals with finite rates of innovation (FRI).
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