Effect of Lidar Receiver Field of View on UAV Detection is a work by Zijian Chen, Yu Miao, Dan Tang, Hao Yang, and Wenwu Pan.

Researchers have demonstrated that single-photon light detection and ranging (lidar) are highly sensitive and offer excellent temporal resolution. Due to its superior beam directivity, lidar is commonly used in ranging and imaging applications. In this study, the authors introduce a lidar detection system optimized for night environments. Unlike MEMS-based systems, their approach uses a large divergence rather than scanning to detect unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They employed high-efficiency optical devices for collection and detection. The authors conducted drone search operations with centimeter-level resolution using time-correlated single photon counting (TCSPC). Their technique represents a novel method for UAV detection. The authors analyzed how the field of view affects the detection process. For critical air defense areas, rapid and timely UAV detection is essential.

Publication Date– December 2022

Effect of Lidar Receiver Field of View on UAV Detection contains the following major sections:

  • Introduction
  • Single-Photon Lidar Process
  • Laser Searching Experiment at 1064 nm
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions

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