Introduction to Laser Radar

Course Description

Laser radar (LADAR) is an active remote sensing technique with many applications. Targets such as vehicles, buildings and terrain are of great interest to the military and intelligence communities, and laser radar also is used to acquire environmental data such as polar ice cap thickness and forest biomass. Participants will learn to understand active remote sensing systems, including the various types of laser radar, their main components and their performance limitations.

Course ID: DEF 3506P
Course Format: Classroom

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14361 Jun 24, 2014 Jun 27, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,495
15253 Jun 2, 2015 Jun 5, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,495
16264 Jun 7, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,495

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  • Degree in engineering or science
  • Industry experience

Who Should Attend

Engineers and managers from the military, government laboratories and industry

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.


  • Types of laser radar

  • Laser radar components

  • Laser radar system performance modeling

  • Systems Integration

  • Field performance and applications

  • Hands-on work with laser radar instrumentation

  • Next generation systems