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7 February 2011 An expectation maximization solution for fusing 2D and 3D ladar data
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Proceedings Volume 7873, Computational Imaging IX; 78730W (2011)
Event: IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, 2011, San Francisco Airport, California, United States
LADAR (LAser Detection and Ranging) systems can be used to provide 2-D and 3-D images of scenes. Generally, 2-D images possess superior spatial resolution without range data due to the density of their focal plane arrays. A 3-D LADAR system can produce range to target data at each pixel, but lacks the 2-D system's superior spatial resolution. It is the goal of this work to develop an algorithm using an Expectation Maximization approach for fusing 2-D and 3-D LADAR data. The algorithm developed demonstrates both spatial and range resolution improvement using simulated 2-D and 3-D LADAR data.
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Paul F. Dolce and Stephen C. Cain "An expectation maximization solution for fusing 2D and 3D ladar data", Proc. SPIE 7873, Computational Imaging IX, 78730W (7 February 2011);

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