Non-line-of-sight tracking of people at long range

Chan, S., Warburton, R. E., Gariepy, G., Leach, J. and Faccio, D. (2017) Non-line-of-sight tracking of people at long range. Optics Express, 25(9), pp. 10109-10117. (doi: 10.1364/OE.25.010109) (PMID:28468386)

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A remote-sensing system that can determine the position of hidden objects has applications in many critical real-life scenarios, such as search and rescue missions and safe autonomous driving. Previous work has shown the ability to range and image objects hidden from the direct line of sight, employing advanced optical imaging technologies aimed at small objects at short range. In this work we demonstrate a long-range tracking system based on single laser illumination and single-pixel single-photon detection. This enables us to track one or more people hidden from view at a stand-off distance of over 50 m. These results pave the way towards next generation LiDAR systems that will reconstruct not only the direct-view scene but also the main elements hidden behind walls or corners.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Leach, Mr Jonathan and Faccio, Professor Daniele
Authors: Chan, S., Warburton, R. E., Gariepy, G., Leach, J., and Faccio, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Optics Express
Publisher:Optical Society of America
ISSN (Online):1094-4087
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Journal
First Published:First published in Optics Express 25(9):10109-10117
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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