Price: $1,999.00

Length: 2 Days
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Fundamentals of RADAR and LiDAR Systems

Fundamentals of RADAR and LiDAR Systems Fundamentals of RADAR and LiDAR Systems is a 2-day training course. LiDAR (light imaging, detection, and ranging) uses pulsed laser light to measure distances. There are other dynamics at play.  “LiDAR is a more expensive system compared to radar, but it is more accurate in identifying an object. RADAR uses radio waves instead of sound and main difference between LIDAR and RADAR is that they use different signals to detect objects, though the working principle is quite the same.

LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) seem to be leading the way in the development of advanced self-driving vehicles including  Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).

Learning Objectives

After completing the RADAR and LIDAR training course, the attendees will be able to:

  • Define RADAR
  • Define LiDAR
  • List the key use cases for RADAR and LiDAR
  • List key components for modern industries including automotive, autonomous driving, aviation, imaging, and remote sensing.
  • Compare and contrast RADAR and LiDAR
  • List different RADAR and LiDAR system concepts, design, architecture and implementation

RADAR and LiDAR course concludes with a discussion on how to build an AI model, some of the common tools, and the key challenges.


Introduction to RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging)

  • Radar Basics
  • Types of Radar
  • Radar Operation
  • The Doppler Effect
  • Waves and Frequencies
  • Characteristics of Radio Waves
  • The Doppler Shift
  • The Radar Beam
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • Beam Widths
  • Beam Range – Sensitivity
  • Automatic Gain Circuitry
  • Target Reflectivity
  • Range Control Techniques
  • Principles of Moving Radar
  • Shadowing Effects
  • Moving Radar Operation
  • Radar Effects (moving)Enforcement Considerations

Introduction to LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging)

  • LiDAR Basics
  • Key Concepts
  • Why LiDAR
  • How Does LiDAR Work?
  • LiDAR as an active remote sensing system
  • LiDAR waveforms
  • A LiDAR system
  • A laser, a GPS and an IMU
  • How to estimate the heights of objects on the ground
  • Main types of LiDAR platforms
  • Ground based, Airborne and Satellite.
  • Typical LIDAR technology implementation
  • Scanning, ranging, aircraft position and attitude
  • LiDAR Data Attributes: X, Y, Z, Intensity and Classification
  • Major subsystems
  • Position measurement
  • Orientation measurement
  • Range measurement
  • Scan actuation
  • Scan angle measurement
  • External interfaces
  • Position measurement subsystem
  • Range measurement technologies
  • key components
  • Pulsed laser transmitter
  • Optical receiver
  • Range measurement electronics
  • Airborne Lidar System Components
  • Transmitter, Scanner, and Receiver
  • Aircraft Positioning
  • Differential GPS (with post-processing)
  • Aircraft Attitude
  • Pitch, Roll, Yaw – Inertial
  • Navigation System (GPS-Aided)
  • Data System
  • Operating Wavelengths
  • Near-Infrared wavelength
  • Laser system characteristics – Pulse width
  • Different Laser Ranging Methods

RADAR and LiDAR Operation

  • Basics of Radar types and operation
  • Basics of LiDAR types and operation
  • Hardware and Software Components
  • System Calibration

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