EDI CON Online
Title: Comparison of Radar and Lidar Sensors for Autonomous Vehicles - Performance and Market Trends
Date: August 18, 2021
Time: 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET
Presented by: Dr. Amarpal Khanna, Consultant, APS Consulting
Radar and LiDAR sensors are the key sensors for the future autonomous vehicles enabling the detection of vehicles, people and other moving or fixed objects around the vehicle. Recent advances in these fields have significantly improved their performance and features. This talk will discuss the technologies used and applications of these sensors for self-driving-vehicles (SDV).
Radar is a more mature option for the autonomous vehicles, while LiDAR represents a newer option offering higher resolution, accuracy, and imaging quality. A comparison between the two sensors as well as potential complementation will be discussed.
The technology as well as market landscape of this field is changing. However there remain significant challenges ahead which need to be handled in a timely and cost-effective manner. This talk will cover some of these challenges and present market trends for both options.
Dr. Khanna is a Life Fellow IEEE. Till recently he was a distinguished engineer at NI involved in the development of Radar and Lidar Test solutions. Paul was instrumental in advancing NI’s capabilities in microwaves, mmW and Optics technologies particularly for applications in automotive RADAR, LiDAR and 5G test solutions. He has also overseen the R&D of components and custom sub-assemblies up to 110 GHz for applications in instrumentation, telecommunication, and military markets. Prior to NI, Paul has held several leadership positions at Loral, Avantek, HP/Agilent, Teledyne and at Phase Matrix.
He received B.Sc. in Electronics & Electrical Communications from Punjab University (Chandigarh, India) and M.S. and PhD degrees in Microwave & Optical Communications from the University of Limoges (Limoges, France).
Dr. Khanna was the General chair of the IEEE IMS conference in 2016 and has been the leader of several IEEE MTT sub-committees, both technical and organizational. He has more than 60 papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences, 7 US patents, and many contributions as a teacher, mentor, and organizer.
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