Fundamentals of Lidar Systems

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Overview

Fundamentals of Lidar Systems

Course Description

The Fundamentals of Lidar Systems course provides a broad overview of lidar systems and the theory of their operation in different applications including 3D mapping, atmospheric remote sensing, and bathymetry.  You’ll learn about lidar system architecture and design considerations; essential components including lasers and detector technologies; performance modeling and estimation; optomechanics; and signal processing.  Exercises and demonstrations help reinforce some of the basic concepts presented in the lectures.

Course Content

INTRODUCTION

  • What is lidar?
  • Types of lidar/lidar terminology

LIDAR APPLICATIONS

  • 3D mapping
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Bathymetry
  • Agriculture

LIDAR THEORY OF OPERATION

  • Hard target lidar
  • Elastic backscatter lidar
  • Raman lidar
  • Bathymetric lidar

OPTICAL TRANSMITTERS

  • Basic design
  • Lasers

OPTICAL RECEIVERS

  • Basic design
  • Detectors
  • Alignment

SIGNAL PROCESSING

SYSTEM DESIGN

Session Details

  • Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for program managers and engineers responsible for overseeing or contributing to programs related to the development, integration, and/or deployment of a lidar system.

What You Will Learn

  • Lidar system architecture and principles of operation
  • How lidar is employed in applications ranging from agriculture to autonomous vehicles
  • Characteristics of optical transmitters, receivers, and detectors used in lidar systems
  • Lidar systems engineering concepts
  • Fundamentals of signal processing and point cloud processing
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How You Will Benefit

  • Become familiar with types of lidar and lidar terminology.
  • Understand the engineering tradeoffs that result in differing levels of lidar performance.
  • Learn how to process and exploit lidar data products.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani
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