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Method and system for lidar using spatial information from a light source in combination with nonspatial information influenced by the subject to derive an image

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A method and system for at least three dimensional imaging comprising a processor for processing information; at least one photon light source generating a beam of light; a modulator for modulating the light of the at least one photon light source; a plurality of first receivers operative to detect the influence of a subject on the beam; the plurality of first receivers being operatively connected to the processor and operating to transmit nonspatial information to the processor; the plurality of first receivers being spaced at known, different distances from the subject, whereby comparison of each of the outputs of the plurality of first receivers provides three dimensional information concerning the subject; the processor operating to correlate the outputs of the plurality of first receivers with spatial information derived from the modulated light at correlating intervals of time to create a three dimensional image of the subject.

Inventors: 
Meyers, Ronald Everett; Deacon, Keith Scott
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Sensors and Measurement
FIle Date: 
2010-06-21
Grant Date: 
2012-08-14
Grant time: 
785 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
14
Claim count percentile rank: 
6
Citations percentile rank: 
2
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
2
Assignee: 
US ARMY