6 May 2015 Occurrence and characteristics of mutual interference between LIDAR scanners
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The LIDAR scanner is at the heart of object detection of the self-driving car. Mutual interference between LIDAR scanners has not been regarded as a problem because the percentage of vehicles equipped with LIDAR scanners was very rare. With the growing number of autonomous vehicle equipped with LIDAR scanner operated close to each other at the same time, the LIDAR scanner may receive laser pulses from other LIDAR scanners. In this paper, three types of experiments and their results are shown, according to the arrangement of two LIDAR scanners. We will show the probability that any LIDAR scanner will interfere mutually by considering spatial and temporal overlaps. It will present some typical mutual interference scenario and report an analysis of the interference mechanism.
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Gunzung Kim, Jeongsook Eom, Seonghyeon Park, Yongwan Park, "Occurrence and characteristics of mutual interference between LIDAR scanners", Proc. SPIE 9504, Photon Counting Applications 2015, 95040K (6 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2178502; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2178502
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