Introduction to Laser Radar

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Requirements & Materials
Overview

Introduction to Laser Radar

Course Description

Vehicles, buildings, and terrain targets are all of great interest to the military and intelligence communities. Laser radar (LADAR) is an active remote sensing technique with many applications, and is used to acquire environmental data, including polar ice cap thickness and forest biomass. In this Introduction to Laser Radar course, learners will gain an understanding of this essential technology. You will learn about active remote sensing systems, such as the various types of laser radar, their main components, and their performance limitations to apply to real scenarios in the field.

Course Content

TYPES OF LASER RADAR

  • 3D direct detection
  • Coherent laser radar

LASER RADAR COMPONENTS

  • Laser transmitters
  • Receivers
  • Optical systems
  • Transmit/receive isolation

LASER RADAR SYSTEM PERFORMANCE MODELING

  • Optical effects
  • Atmospheric effects
  • Signal-to-noise ratio considerations
  • Signal processing

SYSTEMS INTEGRATION

  • Swap
  • Waste heat
  • Special geometries
  • Shared apertures
  • Data fusion

FIELD PERFORMANCE AND APPLICATIONS

  • Target acquisition/track
  • Range equation
  • Alibration
  • Optical cross section
  • 3D image quality

LAB EXERCISES

  • Hands-on work with laser radar instrumentation

NEXT GENERATION SYSTEMS

  • Conformal apertures
  • Non-mechanical beam steering
  • Laser upgrades
Requirements & Materials
Prerequisites

Recommended

  • Degree in engineering or science
  • Industry experience

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 engineers and managers from the military, government laboratories, and defense industry.

Adult professional attending defense tech course

What You Will Learn

  • The types of laser radar
  • Laser radar components
  • Laser radar system performance modeling
  • Systems integration
  • Field performance and applications
  • Laser radar instrumentation
  • Next-generation systems
Radar antenna

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn the terminology, concepts, and basic systems requirements for laser radar.
  • Understand the various types and configurations of laser radar.
  • Identify the subsystems and components of a laser radar system and their interactions.
  • Recognize the performance limitations of laser radar, including atmospheric effects.
  • Gain knowledge of the various field applications of laser radar.
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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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