Written for engineers, this book introduces the basic concepts and operation of 3D imaging LADAR systems. Topics include laser range equations, sources of noise in LADAR signals, LADAR waveforms, and algorithms for detecting, ranging, and tracking targets. Exercises appear at the end of each chapter, allowing students to apply concepts studied throughout the text to fundamental problems encountered by LADAR engineers.
MATLAB is used to solve numerous examples in the book.
In addition, a set of MATLAB code files is available on a CD bound in the book.