Dr. Gary W. Kamerman
Chief Scientist at FastMetrix Industries, LLC
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Chair | Track Chair | Editor | Author | Instructor
Publications (66)

SPIE Conference Volume | 21 November 2019

SPIE Conference Volume | 26 July 2019

SPIE Conference Volume | 16 November 2018

SPIE Conference Volume | 16 July 2018

SPIE Conference Volume | 29 November 2017

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Conference Committee Involvement (55)
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing
21 September 2020 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXV
28 April 2020 | Online Only, California, United States
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing XIII
9 September 2019 | Strasbourg, France
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXIV
16 April 2019 | Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing
12 September 2018 | Berlin, Germany
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Course Instructor
SC1103: 3D Imaging Laser Radar
This course will explain the basic principles of operation and the fundamental theoretical basis of 3D imaging laser radar systems. An analytical approach to evaluation of system performance will be presented. The design and applications of 3D imaging laser radars which employ staring arrays and flying spot scanned architectures; linear, Geiger mode and heterodyne detection; pulse, amplitude, frequency and hybrid modulation formats; and advanced system architectures will be discussed. Optimization strategies and trade space boundaries will be described. Major system components will be identified and effects of the limitations of current component performance will be identified. These limitations will form the basis of a discussion of current research objectives.
SC1298: Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Lidar Design and Engineering
Lidar sensors perform multiple functions for civilian and military autonomous vehicles. These applications must address multiple requirements that are frequently in conflict. For example, automotive lidar must detect small hazards at long distances while also remaining eye safe at very short range. This is one of just a few of the unique design challenges, when compared to more traditional topographic mapping and target imaging applications, which must be addressed. This course explains the requirements that give rise to these design challenges. It will investigate the design trade space and analyze the strategies to mitigate these challenges. The course begins with a review of basic laser radar theory, expands the basic analytical techniques to cover the advanced designs found in automotive lidar and applies it to specific cases to new architectures found in autonomous vehicle lidar in order to quantify the expected performance.
SC167: Introduction to Laser Radar
This course explains the principles of operation and the basis of laser radar systems. An analytical approach to the evaluation of system performance is presented. This approach is derived from physical optics and from classical antenna theory. Practical applications for laser radar and alternative system architectures are described. Major system components are identified.
SC168: Advanced Laser Radar Design And Applications
This course identifies the procedures and the requirements for a comprehensive laser radar design and performance analysis. Using a detailed examination of the design process for military and industrial applications, the course covers system level requirements as applied to diversified applications, development, and the allocation of requirements for the major subsystems. Candidate system designs, trades space optimizations and compromises and component options are presented. Advanced Geiger-mode, waveform capture, heterodyne and homodyne detection systems, transmitter modulation techniques and compatible formats are emphasized. System architectures, subsystem approaches and component options are compared. Machine vision, 3-D imaging systems, unmanned vehicle sensors, atmospheric sensing, and chemical detection systems are used to illustrate the design techniques.
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