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1 WO2019216937A3
INTELLIGENT LADAR SYSTEM WITH LOW LATENCY MOTION PLANNING UPDATES
Publication/Patent Number: WO2019216937A3 Publication Date: 2020-02-06 Application Number: 2018047199 Filing Date: 2018-08-21 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Greene jordan spencer   Benscoter, Joel David   Assignee: AEYE, INC.   IPC: G05D1/02 Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for vehicle motion planning where a sensor, such as a ladar system, is used to detect threatening or anomalous conditions within the sensor's field of view so that priority warning data about such conditions can be inserted at low latency into the motion planning loop of a motion planning computer system for the vehicle. Also disclosed herein is a ladar system that includes ladar transmitter, ladar receiver, and camera, where the camera that is co-bore sited with the ladar receiver, the camera configured to generate image data corresponding to a field of view for the ladar receiver. Also disclosed are techniques where a ladar system can estimate intra-frame motion for an object within a field of view of the ladar system using a tight cluster of ladar pulses.
2 US10663596B2
Ladar receiver with co-bore sited camera
Publication/Patent Number: US10663596B2 Publication Date: 2020-05-26 Application Number: 16/106,374 Filing Date: 2018-08-21 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Benscoter, Joel David   Greene jordan spencer   Assignee: AEYE, INC.   IPC: G01C3/08 Abstract: Disclosed herein is a ladar system that includes a ladar transmitter, ladar receiver, and camera, where the camera that is co-bore sited with the ladar receiver, the camera configured to generate image data corresponding to a field of view for the ladar receiver. In an example embodiment, a mirror can be included in the optical path between a lens and photodetector in the ladar receiver, where the mirror (1) directs light within the light from the lens that corresponds to a first light spectrum in a first direction for reception by the camera and (2) directs light within the light from the lens that corresponds to a second light spectrum in a second direction for reception by the photodetector, wherein the second light spectrum includes ladar pulse reflections for processing by the ladar system.
3 US202025886A1
Ladar Receiver with Co-Bore Sited Camera
Publication/Patent Number: US202025886A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-23 Application Number: 20/181,610 Filing Date: 2018-08-21 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Greene jordan spencer   Benscoter, Joel David   Assignee: AEYE, Inc.   IPC: G02B26/10 Abstract: Disclosed herein is a ladar system that includes a ladar transmitter, ladar receiver, and camera, where the camera that is co-bore sited with the ladar receiver, the camera configured to generate image data corresponding to a field of view for the ladar receiver. In an example embodiment, a mirror can be included in the optical path between a lens and photodetector in the ladar receiver, where the mirror (1) directs light within the light from the lens that corresponds to a first light spectrum in a first direction for reception by the camera and (2) directs light within the light from the lens that corresponds to a second light spectrum in a second direction for reception by the photodetector, wherein the second light spectrum includes ladar pulse reflections for processing by the ladar system.
4 EP3682308A2
INTELLIGENT LADAR SYSTEM WITH LOW LATENCY MOTION PLANNING UPDATES
Publication/Patent Number: EP3682308A2 Publication Date: 2020-07-22 Application Number: 18918225.6 Filing Date: 2018-08-21 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Benscoter, Joel David   Greene jordan spencer   Assignee: AEYE, INC.   IPC: G05D1/02
5 US10641900B2
Low latency intra-frame motion estimation based on clusters of ladar pulses
Publication/Patent Number: US10641900B2 Publication Date: 2020-05-05 Application Number: 16/106,406 Filing Date: 2018-08-21 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Benscoter, Joel David   Greene jordan spencer   Assignee: AEYE, INC.   IPC: G01S17/931 Abstract: A ladar system can estimate intra-frame motion for an object within a field of view of the ladar system using a tight cluster of ladar pulses. For example, ladar pulses in a cluster can be spaced apart but overlapping with at least one of the other ladar pulses in that cluster at a specified distance in the field of view. A ladar receiver can then process the reflections from the cluster to computer intra-frame motion data, such as intra-frame velocity and intra-frame acceleration for an object.
6 US2020025887A1
Ladar System with Intelligent Selection of Shot List Frames Based on Field of View Data
Publication/Patent Number: US2020025887A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-23 Application Number: 16/106,441 Filing Date: 2018-08-21 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Benscoter, Joel David   Greene jordan spencer   Assignee: AEYE, Inc.   IPC: G01S7/481 Abstract: A ladar transmitter that transmits ladar pulses toward a plurality of range points in a field of view can be controlled to target range points based on any of a plurality of defined shot list frames. Each defined shot list frame can identify various coordinates in the field of view that are to be targeted by a ladar pulses for a given ladar frame. A processor can process data about the field of view such as range data and/or camera data to make selections as to which of the defined shot list frames should be selected for a given frame of ladar data.
7 WO2019216937A9
INTELLIGENT LADAR SYSTEM WITH LOW LATENCY MOTION PLANNING UPDATES
Publication/Patent Number: WO2019216937A9 Publication Date: 2020-01-02 Application Number: 2018047199 Filing Date: 2018-08-21 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Greene jordan spencer   Benscoter, Joel David   Assignee: AEYE, INC.   IPC: G05D1/02 Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for vehicle motion planning where a sensor, such as a ladar system, is used to detect threatening or anomalous conditions within the sensor's field of view so that priority warning data about such conditions can be inserted at low latency into the motion planning loop of a motion planning computer system for the vehicle. Also disclosed herein is a ladar system that includes ladar transmitter, ladar receiver, and camera, where the camera that is co-bore sited with the ladar receiver, the camera configured to generate image data corresponding to a field of view for the ladar receiver. Also disclosed are techniques where a ladar system can estimate intra-frame motion for an object within a field of view of the ladar system using a tight cluster of ladar pulses.
8 US202025887A1
Ladar System with Intelligent Selection of Shot List Frames Based on Field of View Data
Publication/Patent Number: US202025887A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-23 Application Number: 20/181,610 Filing Date: 2018-08-21 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Greene jordan spencer   Benscoter, Joel David   Assignee: AEYE, Inc.   IPC: G02B26/10 Abstract: A ladar transmitter that transmits ladar pulses toward a plurality of range points in a field of view can be controlled to target range points based on any of a plurality of defined shot list frames. Each defined shot list frame can identify various coordinates in the field of view that are to be targeted by a ladar pulses for a given ladar frame. A processor can process data about the field of view such as range data and/or camera data to make selections as to which of the defined shot list frames should be selected for a given frame of ladar data.
9 US2020025886A1
Ladar Receiver with Co-Bore Sited Camera
Publication/Patent Number: US2020025886A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-23 Application Number: 16/106,374 Filing Date: 2018-08-21 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Benscoter, Joel David   Greene jordan spencer   Assignee: AEYE, Inc.   IPC: G01S7/481 Abstract: Disclosed herein is a ladar system that includes a ladar transmitter, ladar receiver, and camera, where the camera that is co-bore sited with the ladar receiver, the camera configured to generate image data corresponding to a field of view for the ladar receiver. In an example embodiment, a mirror can be included in the optical path between a lens and photodetector in the ladar receiver, where the mirror (1) directs light within the light from the lens that corresponds to a first light spectrum in a first direction for reception by the camera and (2) directs light within the light from the lens that corresponds to a second light spectrum in a second direction for reception by the photodetector, wherein the second light spectrum includes ladar pulse reflections for processing by the ladar system.
10 US10641897B1
Ladar system and method with adaptive pulse duration
Publication/Patent Number: US10641897B1 Publication Date: 2020-05-05 Application Number: 16/407,544 Filing Date: 2019-05-09 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Greene jordan spencer   Wang, Allen Chi-luen   Vyas, Nitin   Rejaly, Daryoosh   Assignee: AEYE, INC.   IPC: G01S17/26 Abstract: A ladar system and related method are disclosed where the ladar system includes a sensor that senses background light levels. A control circuit of the ladar system (1) measures the sensed background light levels and (2) controllably adjusts a pulse duration for a new ladar pulse based on the measured background light levels. A ladar transmitter can then transmit the new ladar pulse, wherein the new ladar pulse has the adjusted pulse duration. In an example embodiment, this technique for adaptive pulse duration can be employed in the ladar system where the ladar transmitter and ladar receiver are arranged in a bistatic architecture.
11 US10656272B1
Ladar system and method with polarized receivers
Publication/Patent Number: US10656272B1 Publication Date: 2020-05-19 Application Number: 16/407,589 Filing Date: 2019-05-09 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Greene jordan spencer   Wang, Allen Chi-luen   Vyas, Nitin   Rejaly, Daryoosh   Assignee: AEYE, INC.   IPC: G01S17/10 Abstract: A ladar system and related method are disclosed where the ladar system comprises first and second receivers. The first receiver receives a ladar return from a ladar pulse with a known transmit polarization. The second receiver receives the ladar return from the ladar pulse with the known transmit polarization. The ladar system also includes a control circuit that (1) measures incident polarizations at the first and second receivers with respect to the received ladar return and (2) separates a retro-reflective portion of the received ladar return from a non-retro-reflective portion of the received ladar return based on the measured incident polarization and the known transmit polarization.
12 US2019086550A1
Intelligent Ladar System with Low Latency Motion Planning Updates
Publication/Patent Number: US2019086550A1 Publication Date: 2019-03-21 Application Number: 16/106,350 Filing Date: 2018-08-21 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Benscoter, Joel David   Greene jordan spencer   Assignee: AEYE, Inc.   IPC: G01S17/93 Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for vehicle motion planning where a sensor, such as a ladar system, is used to detect threatening or anomalous conditions within the sensor's field of view so that priority warning data about such conditions can be inserted at low latency into the motion planning loop of a motion planning computer system for the vehicle. The ladar system can perform compressive sensing to target the field of view with a plurality of ladar pulses.
13 US2019086514A1
Low Latency Intra-Frame Motion Estimation Based on Clusters of Ladar Pulses
Publication/Patent Number: US2019086514A1 Publication Date: 2019-03-21 Application Number: 16/106,406 Filing Date: 2018-08-21 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Benscoter, Joel David   Greene jordan spencer   Assignee: AEYE, Inc.   IPC: G01S7/484 Abstract: A ladar system can estimate intra-frame motion for an object within a field of view of the ladar system using a tight cluster of ladar pulses. For example, ladar pulses in a cluster can be spaced apart but overlapping with at least one of the other ladar pulses in that cluster at a specified distance in the field of view. A ladar receiver can then process the reflections from the cluster to computer intra-frame motion data, such as intra-frame velocity and intra-frame acceleration for an object.
14 WO2019216937A2
INTELLIGENT LADAR SYSTEM WITH LOW LATENCY MOTION PLANNING UPDATES
Publication/Patent Number: WO2019216937A2 Publication Date: 2019-11-14 Application Number: 2018047199 Filing Date: 2018-08-21 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Greene jordan spencer   Benscoter, Joel David   Assignee: AEYE, INC.   IPC: G01S17/93 Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for vehicle motion planning where a sensor, such as a ladar system, is used to detect threatening or anomalous conditions within the sensor's field of view so that priority warning data about such conditions can be inserted at low latency into the motion planning loop of a motion planning computer system for the vehicle. Also disclosed herein is a ladar system that includes ladar transmitter, ladar receiver, and camera, where the camera that is co-bore sited with the ladar receiver, the camera configured to generate image data corresponding to a field of view for the ladar receiver. Also disclosed are techniques where a ladar system can estimate intra-frame motion for an object within a field of view of the ladar system using a tight cluster of ladar pulses.
15 US10495757B2
Intelligent ladar system with low latency motion planning updates
Publication/Patent Number: US10495757B2 Publication Date: 2019-12-03 Application Number: 16/106,350 Filing Date: 2018-08-21 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Benscoter, Joel David   Greene jordan spencer   Assignee: AEYE, INC.   IPC: G06F17/10 Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for vehicle motion planning where a sensor, such as a ladar system, is used to detect threatening or anomalous conditions within the sensor's field of view so that priority warning data about such conditions can be inserted at low latency into the motion planning loop of a motion planning computer system for the vehicle. The ladar system can perform compressive sensing to target the field of view with a plurality of ladar pulses.
16 US201986514A1
Low Latency Intra-Frame Motion Estimation Based on Clusters of Ladar Pulses
Publication/Patent Number: US201986514A1 Publication Date: 2019-03-21 Application Number: 20/181,610 Filing Date: 2018-08-21 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Greene jordan spencer   Benscoter, Joel David   Assignee: AEYE, Inc.   IPC: G01S17/02 Abstract: A ladar system can estimate intra-frame motion for an object within a field of view of the ladar system using a tight cluster of ladar pulses. For example, ladar pulses in a cluster can be spaced apart but overlapping with at least one of the other ladar pulses in that cluster at a specified distance in the field of view. A ladar receiver can then process the reflections from the cluster to computer intra-frame motion data, such as intra-frame velocity and intra-frame acceleration for an object.