We investigate the depth imaging of objects through various densities of different obscurants (water fog, glycol-based vapor, and incendiary smoke) using a time-correlated single-photon detection system which had an operating wavelength of 1550 nm and an average optical output power of approximately 1.5 mW. It consisted of a monostatic scanning transceiver unit used in conjunction with a picosecond laser source and an individual Peltier-cooled InGaAs/InP single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) detector. We acquired depth and intensity data of targets imaged through distances of up to 24 meters for the different obscurants. We compare several statistical algorithms which reconstruct both the depth and intensity images for short data acquisition times, including very low signal returns in the photon-starved regime.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics