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LIDAR for ADAS and Autonomous Sensing

2021-08-12
Light detection and ranging (LIDAR) sensing, a sensing method that detects objects and maps their distances, is seeing rapid growth and adoption in the industry. ...This course will provide the foundation on which to build LIDAR technologies in automotive applications. The seminar will begin with a review of infrared basics: electromagnetic spectrum, spectral irradiance, night vision and eye safety.
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Field Guide to Lidar

2015-01-01
Other topics covered include receivers, apertures, atmospheric effects, and appropriate processing of different lidars. Lasers and modulation are presented in terms of their use in lidars. The lidar range equation in its many variations is discussed along with receiver noise issues that determine how much signal must be received to detect an object. ...Field Guide to Lidar covers the various components and types of active electro-optical sensors—referred to as lidars in the text—from simple 2D direct-detection lidars to multiple sub-aperture synthetic aperture lidars. ...Field Guide to Lidar covers the various components and types of active electro-optical sensors—referred to as lidars in the text—from simple 2D direct-detection lidars to multiple sub-aperture synthetic aperture lidars.
Technical Paper

LiDAR Based Sensor Verification

2018-04-03
2018-01-0043
Currently, annotating ground-truth data is a tedious and manual effort, involving finding the important events of interest and using the human eye to determine objects from LiDAR point cloud images. We present a workflow we developed in MATLAB to alleviate some of the pains associated with labeling point cloud data from a LiDAR sensor and the advantages that the workflow provides to the labeler. ...We present a workflow we developed in MATLAB to alleviate some of the pains associated with labeling point cloud data from a LiDAR sensor and the advantages that the workflow provides to the labeler. We discuss the capabilities of a tool we developed to assist users in visualizing, navigating, and annotating objects in point cloud data, tracking these objects through time over multiple frames, and then using the labeled data for developing machine learning based classifiers.
Technical Paper

Dynamically Adjustable LiDAR with SPAD Array and Scanner

2021-04-06
2021-01-0091
Typical devices for detecting those objects include cameras, millimeter-wave RADAR, and light detection and ranging (LiDAR). LiDAR uses the flight time of a short-wavelength electromagnetic wave. Because of that LiDAR is expected to find even small objects such as tire fragments on a road in high resolution. ...For example, while a vehicle is travelling at high speeds, LiDAR needs to detect apparently small objects at long distances, and while it is travelling at low speeds, LiDAR has to detect objects over a wide angular range. Conventional LiDAR is developed to satisfy all requirements, providing performance including detection distance, resolution, and angle of view tends to expose issues such as cost and size when it is mounted onboard. ...Because of that LiDAR is expected to find even small objects such as tire fragments on a road in high resolution. The detection performance required for LiDAR depends on the operational design domain (ODD).
Training / Education

LIDAR and Infrared Cameras for ADAS and Autonomous Sensing

This two-day seminar examines ADAS and autonomous vehicle technologies that have disrupted the traditional automotive industry with their challenges and potential to increase safety while attempting to optimize the cost of car ownership. LIDAR and Infrared camera sensing are seeing a rapid growth and adoption in the industry. However, the sensor requirements and system architecture options continue to evolve almost every six months.
Technical Paper

LiDAR Pose Estimation for Vehicle Safety Systems

2010-04-12
2010-01-0464
This paper presents a proof of concept for an algorithm to determine the attitude of a multi-layer laser rangefinder or LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) relative to a reference frame given the ability of the LiDAR to make measurements to a planar surface with sufficient and proper excitation.
Technical Paper

Localization of Intelligent Vehicles Based on LiDAR: A Review

2020-12-30
2020-01-5233
The performance of robustness and real-time performance of localization algorithm of intelligent vehicles based on LiDAR need to be improved. As a sensing sensor, multi-line LiDAR will return a large amount of environmental information, and the matching method for all LiDAR points cannot meet the real-time requirements of practical applications. ...The recent research on location approaches of the intelligent vehicle based on Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is analyzed in this paper. According to the features of these approaches, it can be divided into three categories: simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), offline mapping and online localization (OMOL) and fusion localization (FL). ...Three aspects of the current trend in location approaches of the intelligent vehicle based on LiDAR are discussed. Based on object detection, object recognition and object analysis algorithms in the field of deep learning, semantic SLAM and real-time three-dimensional reconstruction are important research trends for SLAM.
Technical Paper

Development of a Low-Cost LIDAR System for Bicycles

2018-04-03
2018-01-1051
The foundation of the system includes a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) module that includes direct compatibility with microcontrollers. This LIDAR module interacts with a camera, stepper motor, and small computers through interfacing hardware and software.
Technical Paper

Roadside Lidar Helping to Build Smart and Safe Transportation Infrastructure

2021-06-16
2021-01-1013
A review of studies and data indicates this may have been the first-ever application of lidar on a traffic signal. Additional lidar sensors were placed at crossing signs and intersections in Reno, the nearby Tahoe Reno Industrial Center and in the city of Henderson, Nevada. ...As part of its research in transportation infrastructure, the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Center for Applied Research, in conjunction with the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County and the Nevada DOT, used lidar sensors to collect data aimed at making transportation more efficient, sustainable and safe. ...The program integrated lidar sensors with traffic signals to detect, count and track pedestrians, cyclists and traffic.
Technical Paper

Real-Time Motion Classification of LiDAR Point Detection for Automated Vehicles

2020-04-14
2020-01-0703
A Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) is now becoming an essential sensor for an autonomous vehicle. The LiDAR provides the surrounding environment information of the vehicle in the form of a point cloud. ...A decision-making system of the autonomous car is able to determine a safe and comfort maneuver by utilizing the detected LiDAR point cloud. The LiDAR points on the cloud are classified as dynamic or static class depending on the movement of the object being detected. ...If the movement class (dynamic or static) of detected points can be provided by LiDAR, the decision-making system is able to plan the appropriate motion of the autonomous vehicle according to the movement of the object.
Technical Paper

High Resolution LiDAR Based on Single Chip SPAD Array

2019-04-02
2019-01-0119
The typical detection devices mounted on ADAS and AD include a camera, a millimeter-wave radar and a Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR). Since LiDAR can obtain accurate distance and fine spatial resolution due to its short wavelength, it is expected that small objects such as a tire can be detected. ...This causes LiDAR system to be expensive and large in size. Aiming to reduce the cost and size of LiDAR, we employed Single-Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD) which can be fabricated by CMOS process and easily arrayed. ...However, the conventional LiDAR is equipped with multiple light transmitters and light receivers such as avalanche photo diodes.
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