Data Quality Analysis of the Leica SPL100 Airborne Single Photon Lidar Sensor

dc.contributor.advisorGlennie, Craig L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHartzell, Preston J.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLee, Hyongki
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPan, Zhigang
dc.creatorBrown, Rebecca Allene
dc.creator.orcid0000-0001-7971-947X
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-08T02:39:09Z
dc.date.createdAugust 2019
dc.date.issued2019-08
dc.date.submittedAugust 2019
dc.date.updated2019-11-08T02:39:09Z
dc.description.abstractRecently, Geiger-mode and single photon lidar sensors have emerged on the commercial market, advertising greater collection efficiency than traditional linear mode lidar systems. Non-linear photon detection is a new technology for the geospatial community, and its performance characteristics for surveying and mapping are not yet well understood. The goal of this thesis, therefore, is to examine the geospatial quality of the data produced by one of these new sensors, the Leica SPL100. The SPL100 was shown to have a lower ranging precision than linear lidar and that its precision is more negatively affected by surface properties such as low intensity, roughness, and slope. The accuracy of the SPL100, however, was found to be comparable to that produced by linear lidar for smooth horizontal surfaces. It was also observed that the post-processed SPL100 data has limited ability to resolve multiple returns through vegetation due to the current filtering algorithms employed.
dc.description.departmentCivil and Environmental Engineering, Department of
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10657/5332
dc.language.isoeng
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dc.subjectLiDAR
dc.subjectSingle photon LiDAR
dc.subjectRemote sensing
dc.titleData Quality Analysis of the Leica SPL100 Airborne Single Photon Lidar Sensor
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dc.type.genreThesis
local.embargo.lift2021-08-01
local.embargo.terms2021-08-01
thesis.degree.collegeCullen College of Engineering
thesis.degree.departmentCivil and Environmental Engineering
thesis.degree.disciplineGeosensing Systems Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
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