Multi-frequency lidar/radar integrated system for robust and flexible Doppler measurements

F. Scotti, D. Onori, M. Scaffardi, E. Lazzeri, A. Bogoni, F. Laghezza

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A new architecture for an integrated fully coherent radar-lidar system based on a single mode-locked laser is proposed and demonstrated. The lidar exploits a multi-frequency optical signal with tunable tones separation allowing a dynamic tradeoff among robustness and sensitivity of measurements. The radar that is based on photonics technologies employs the mode-locked laser for generating the radio frequency signals in the X-band and Ku-band, simultaneously with the lidar. Velocity measurements for different tones separation are demonstrated with good agreement among the values measured with the lidar and radar.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)2268-2271
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes

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