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1 US10557926B2
Modular ladar sensor
Publication/Patent Number: US10557926B2 Publication Date: 2020-02-11 Application Number: 15/720,310 Filing Date: 2017-09-29 Inventor: Gilliland, Patrick   Heughebaert, Laurent   Spagnolia, Joseph   Short, Brad   Stettner, Roger   Assignee: Continental Advanced Lidar Solutions US, LLC   IPC: G01S7/486 Abstract: A lightweight, inexpensive LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for modular manufacture and rapid field configurability and provisioning. The sensor generates, at high speed, 3-D image maps and object data at short to medium ranges. The techniques and structures described may be used to extend the range of long range systems as well, though the focus is on compact, short to medium range ladar sensors suitable for use in multi-sensor television production systems and 3-D graphics capture and moviemaking. 3-D focal plane arrays are used in a variety of physical configurations to provide useful new capabilities. A lightweight, inexpensive LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for modular manufacture and rapid field configurability and provisioning. The sensor generates, at high speed, 3-D image maps and object data at short to medium ranges. The ...More Less
2 US2020025895A1
MODULAR LADAR SENSOR
Publication/Patent Number: US2020025895A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-23 Application Number: 16/380,697 Filing Date: 2019-04-10 Inventor: Gilliland, Patrick   Heughebaert, Laurent   Spagnolia, Joseph   Short, Brad   Stettner, Roger   Assignee: CONTINENTAL ADVANCED LIDAR SOLUTIONS US, LLC.   IPC: G01S7/486 Abstract: A lightweight, inexpensive LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for modular manufacture and rapid field configurability and provisioning. The sensor generates, at high speed, 3-D image maps and object data at short to medium ranges. The techniques and structures described may be used to extend the range of long range systems as well, though the focus is on compact, short to medium range ladar sensors suitable for use in multi-sensor television production systems and 3-D graphics capture and moviemaking. 3-D focal plane arrays are used in a variety of physical configurations to provide useful new capabilities. A lightweight, inexpensive LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for modular manufacture and rapid field configurability and provisioning. The sensor generates, at high speed, 3-D image maps and object data at short to medium ranges. The ...More Less
3 EP2759848B1
Modular LADAR sensor
Publication/Patent Number: EP2759848B1 Publication Date: 2019-10-02 Application Number: 14152212.8 Filing Date: 2014-01-22 Inventor: Gilliland, Patrick   Heughebaert, Laurent   Spagnolia, Joseph   Short, Brad   Stettner, Roger   Assignee: Continental Advanced Lidar Solutions US, LLC   IPC: G01S17/89
4 US2019170859A1
PERSONAL LADAR SENSOR
Publication/Patent Number: US2019170859A1 Publication Date: 2019-06-06 Application Number: 16/271,096 Filing Date: 2019-02-08 Inventor: Bailey, Howard   Gilliland, Patrick   Goldstein, Barton   Heughebaert, Laurent   Short, Brad   Spagnolia, Joseph   Stettner, Roger   Assignee: Continental Advanced Lidar Solutions US, LLC   IPC: G01S7/481 Abstract: A dual mode ladar system includes a laser transmitter having a wavelength of operation and a modulator connected thereto to impose a modulation thereon. The modulator is configured to impose amplitude modulation and/or frequency modulation. Diffusing optics illuminate a field of view and an array of light sensitive detectors each produce an electrical response signal from a reflected portion of the laser light output. A dual mode ladar system includes a laser transmitter having a wavelength of operation and a modulator connected thereto to impose a modulation thereon. The modulator is configured to impose amplitude modulation and/or frequency modulation. Diffusing optics illuminate a field of ...More Less
5 US10241196B2
Personal LADAR sensor
Publication/Patent Number: US10241196B2 Publication Date: 2019-03-26 Application Number: 15/888,220 Filing Date: 2018-02-05 Inventor: Bailey, Howard   Gilliland, Patrick   Goldstein, Barton   Heughebaert, Laurent   Short, Brad   Spagnolia, Joseph   Stettner, Roger   Assignee: CONTINENTAL ADVANCED LIDAR SOLUTIONS US, LLC.   IPC: G01C3/08 Abstract: A ladar sensor assembly includes a semiconductor laser and a diffusing optic for illuminating a field of view utilizing modulated laser light from the semiconductor laser. A lens is configured to receive the modulated laser light reflected off at least one object. An array of light sensitive detectors are configured to receive the modulated laser light received by the lens. The assembly further includes at least one piezoelectric actuator operatively connected to the lens for dynamically positioning a focal plane of the received modulated laser light on the array of light sensitive detectors. A ladar sensor assembly includes a semiconductor laser and a diffusing optic for illuminating a field of view utilizing modulated laser light from the semiconductor laser. A lens is configured to receive the modulated laser light reflected off at least one object. An array of ...More Less
6 US2018024232A1
MODULAR LADAR SENSOR
Publication/Patent Number: US2018024232A1 Publication Date: 2018-01-25 Application Number: 15/720,310 Filing Date: 2017-09-29 Inventor: Gilliland, Patrick   Stettner, Roger   Short, Brad   Heughebaert, Laurent   Spagnolia, Joseph   Assignee: CONTINENTAL ADVANCED LIDAR SOLUTIONS US, LLC   IPC: G01S17/89 Abstract: A lightweight, inexpensive LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for modular manufacture and rapid field configurability and provisioning. The sensor generates, at high speed, 3-D image maps and object data at short to medium ranges. The techniques and structures described may be used to extend the range of long range systems as well, though the focus is on compact, short to medium range ladar sensors suitable for use in multi-sensor television production systems and 3-D graphics capture and moviemaking. 3-D focal plane arrays are used in a variety of physical configurations to provide useful new capabilities. A lightweight, inexpensive LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for modular manufacture and rapid field configurability and provisioning. The sensor generates, at high speed, 3-D image maps and object data at short to medium ranges. The ...More Less
7 US9915726B2
Personal LADAR sensor
Publication/Patent Number: US9915726B2 Publication Date: 2018-03-13 Application Number: 14/310,448 Filing Date: 2014-06-20 Inventor: Stettner, Roger   Spagnolia, Joseph   Short, Brad   Heughebaert, Laurent   Goldstein, Barton   Gilliland, Patrick   Bailey, Howard   Assignee: Continental Advanced Lidar Solutions US, LLC   IPC: G01S17/89 Abstract: A lightweight, low volume, inexpensive LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for personal electronic appliances. The present invention generates, at high speed, 3-D image maps and object data at short to medium ranges. The techniques and structures described may be used to extend the range of long range systems as well, though the focus is on compact, short to medium range ladar sensors suitable for use in personal electronic devices. 3-D focal plane arrays are used in a variety of physical configurations to provide useful new capabilities to a variety of personal electronic appliances. A lightweight, low volume, inexpensive LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for personal electronic appliances. The present invention generates, at high speed, 3-D image maps and object data at short to medium ranges. The techniques and ...More Less
8 US2018100925A1
LADAR SENSOR FOR LANDING, DOCKING AND APPROACH
Publication/Patent Number: US2018100925A1 Publication Date: 2018-04-12 Application Number: 15/848,253 Filing Date: 2017-12-20 Inventor: Stettner, Roger   Spagnolia, Joseph   Short, Brad   Penniman, Steve   Koseluck, Robert W.   Gilliland, Patrick   Assignee: Continental Advanced Lidar Solutions US, LLC   IPC: B64D47/00 Abstract: A system for landing or docking a mobile platform is enabled by a flash LADAR sensor having an adaptive controller with Automatic Gain Control (AGC). Range gating in the LADAR sensor penetrates through diffuse reflectors. The LADAR sensor adapted for landing/approach comprises a system controller, pulsed laser transmitter, transmit optics, receive optics, a focal plane array of detectors, a readout integrated circuit, camera support electronics and image processor, an image analysis and bias calculation processor, and a detector array bias control circuit. The system is capable of developing a complete 3-D scene from a single point of view. A system for landing or docking a mobile platform is enabled by a flash LADAR sensor having an adaptive controller with Automatic Gain Control (AGC). Range gating in the LADAR sensor penetrates through diffuse reflectors. The LADAR sensor adapted for landing/approach comprises a ...More Less
9 US2018275248A1
PERSONAL LADAR SENSOR
Publication/Patent Number: US2018275248A1 Publication Date: 2018-09-27 Application Number: 15/888,220 Filing Date: 2018-02-05 Inventor: Bailey, Howard   Gilliland, Patrick   Goldstein, Barton   Heughebaert, Laurent   Short, Brad   Spagnolia, Joseph   Stettner, Roger   Assignee: Continental Advanced Lidar Solutions US, LLC   IPC: G01S7/481 Abstract: A ladar sensor assembly includes a semiconductor laser and a diffusing optic for illuminating a field of view utilizing modulated laser light from the semiconductor laser. A lens is configured to receive the modulated laser light reflected off at least one object. An array of light sensitive detectors are configured to receive the modulated laser light received by the lens. The assembly further includes at least one piezoelectric actuator operatively connected to the lens for dynamically positioning a focal plane of the received modulated laser light on the array of light sensitive detectors. A ladar sensor assembly includes a semiconductor laser and a diffusing optic for illuminating a field of view utilizing modulated laser light from the semiconductor laser. A lens is configured to receive the modulated laser light reflected off at least one object. An array of ...More Less
10 US9880281B2
LADAR sensor for landing, docking and approach
Publication/Patent Number: US9880281B2 Publication Date: 2018-01-30 Application Number: 14/619,405 Filing Date: 2015-02-11 Inventor: Gilliland, Patrick   Koseluk, Robert W   Stettner, Roger   Short, Brad   Penniman, Steve   Spagnolia, Joseph   Assignee: Continental Advanced Lidar Solutions US, LLC.   IPC: G01S7/481 Abstract: A system for landing or docking a mobile platform is enabled by a flash LADAR sensor having an adaptive controller with Automatic Gain Control (AGC). Range gating in the LADAR sensor penetrates through diffuse reflectors. The LADAR sensor adapted for landing/approach comprises a system controller, pulsed laser transmitter, transmit optics, receive optics, a focal plane array of detectors, a readout integrated circuit, camera support electronics and image processor, an image analysis and bias calculation processor, and a detector array bias control circuit. The system is capable of developing a complete 3-D scene from a single point of view. A system for landing or docking a mobile platform is enabled by a flash LADAR sensor having an adaptive controller with Automatic Gain Control (AGC). Range gating in the LADAR sensor penetrates through diffuse reflectors. The LADAR sensor adapted for landing/approach comprises a ...More Less
11 US9797995B2
Modular LADAR sensor
Publication/Patent Number: US9797995B2 Publication Date: 2017-10-24 Application Number: 15/228,428 Filing Date: 2016-08-04 Inventor: Gilliland, Patrick   Heughebaert, Laurent   Spagnolia, Joseph   Short, Brad   Stettner, Roger   Assignee: Continental Advanced Lidar Solutions US, LLC.   IPC: G01S7/483 Abstract: A mobile ladar platform having a ladar sensor, a positioning system, and a digital processor adapted to perform analysis of a scene in a field of view. The ladar sensor includes a ladar transmitter, a zero range reference circuit, a two-dimensional array of light sensitive detectors positioned at a focal plane of a light collecting and focusing system, and a readout integrated circuit with a plurality of unit cell electrical circuits. The ladar sensor also includes a detector bias circuit and a communications port. A mobile ladar platform having a ladar sensor, a positioning system, and a digital processor adapted to perform analysis of a scene in a field of view. The ladar sensor includes a ladar transmitter, a zero range reference circuit, a two-dimensional array of light sensitive ...More Less
12 US9420264B2
Modular ladar sensor
Publication/Patent Number: US9420264B2 Publication Date: 2016-08-16 Application Number: 15/010,915 Filing Date: 2016-01-29 Inventor: Gilliland, Patrick   Heughebaert, Laurent   Spagnolia, Joseph   Short, Brad   Stettner, Roger   Assignee: Continental Advanced Lidar Solutions US, Inc.   IPC: G01S7/483 Abstract: A lightweight, low volume, inexpensive LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for modular manufacture and rapid field configurability and provisioning. The present invention generates, at high speed, 3-D image maps and object data at short to medium ranges. The techniques and structures described may be used to extend the range of long range systems as well, though the focus is on compact, short to medium range ladar sensors suitable for use in multi-sensor television production systems and 3-D graphics capture and moviemaking. 3-D focal plane arrays are used in a variety of physical configurations to provide useful new capabilities. A lightweight, low volume, inexpensive LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for modular manufacture and rapid field configurability and provisioning. The present invention generates, at high speed, 3-D image maps and object data at short to ...More Less
13 US9277204B2
Modular LADAR sensor
Publication/Patent Number: US9277204B2 Publication Date: 2016-03-01 Application Number: 13/747,671 Filing Date: 2013-01-23 Inventor: Gilliland, Patrick   Heughebaert, Laurent   Spagnolia, Joseph   Short, Brad   Stettner, Roger   Assignee: Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.   IPC: G01S7/483 Abstract: A lightweight, low volume, inexpensive LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for modular manufacture and rapid field configurability and provisioning. The present invention generates, at high speed, 3-D image maps and object data at short to medium ranges. The techniques and structures described may be used to extend the range of long range systems as well, though the focus is on compact, short to medium range ladar sensors suitable for use in multi-sensor television production systems and 3-D graphics capture and moviemaking. 3-D focal plane arrays are used in a variety of physical configurations to provide useful new capabilities. A lightweight, low volume, inexpensive LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for modular manufacture and rapid field configurability and provisioning. The present invention generates, at high speed, 3-D image maps and object data at short to ...More Less
14 US2016341818A1
MODULAR LADAR SENSOR
Publication/Patent Number: US2016341818A1 Publication Date: 2016-11-24 Application Number: 15/228,428 Filing Date: 2016-08-04 Inventor: Gilliland, Patrick   Heughebaert, Laurent   Spagnolia, Joseph   Short, Brad   Stettner, Roger   Assignee: CONTINENTAL ADVANCED LIDAR SOLUTIONS US, INC.   IPC: G01S7/486 Abstract: A mobile ladar platform having a ladar sensor, a positioning system, and a digital processor adapted to perform analysis of a scene in a field of view. The ladar sensor includes a ladar transmitter, a zero range reference circuit, a two-dimensional array of light sensitive detectors positioned at a focal plane of a light collecting and focusing system, and a readout integrated circuit with a plurality of unit cell electrical circuits. The ladar sensor also includes a detector bias circuit and a communications port. A mobile ladar platform having a ladar sensor, a positioning system, and a digital processor adapted to perform analysis of a scene in a field of view. The ladar sensor includes a ladar transmitter, a zero range reference circuit, a two-dimensional array of light sensitive ...More Less
15 US2016195616A1
MODULAR LADAR SENSOR
Publication/Patent Number: US2016195616A1 Publication Date: 2016-07-07 Application Number: 15/010,915 Filing Date: 2016-01-29 Inventor: Gilliland, Patrick   Heughebaert, Laurent   Spagnolia, Joseph   Short, Brad   Stettner, Roger   Assignee: Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.   IPC: G01S17/93 Abstract: A lightweight, low volume, inexpensive LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for modular manufacture and rapid field configurability and provisioning. The present invention generates, at high speed, 3-D image maps and object data at short to medium ranges. The techniques and structures described may be used to extend the range of long range systems as well, though the focus is on compact, short to medium range ladar sensors suitable for use in multi-sensor television production systems and 3-D graphics capture and moviemaking. 3-D focal plane arrays are used in a variety of physical configurations to provide useful new capabilities. A lightweight, low volume, inexpensive LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for modular manufacture and rapid field configurability and provisioning. The present invention generates, at high speed, 3-D image maps and object data at short to ...More Less
16 US9453914B2
Terrain mapping LADAR system
Publication/Patent Number: US9453914B2 Publication Date: 2016-09-27 Application Number: 13/608,007 Filing Date: 2012-09-10 Inventor: Stettner, Roger   Bailey, Howard   Short, Brad   Heughebaert, Laurent   Gilliland, Patrick   Spagnolia, Joseph   Goldstein, Bart   Assignee: CONTINENTAL ADVANCED LIDAR SOLUTIONS US, INC.   IPC: G01C3/08 Abstract: A lightweight, low volume, high performance LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for terrain mapping. The present invention generates, at high speed, 3-D topographical, water surface, floating object, bathymetric, biological gas cloud, poison gas cloud, or smoke stack emission mapping data. The 3-D focal planes are used in a variety of physical configurations which provide advantages over prior art terrain mapping LADAR sensors. A lightweight, low volume, high performance LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for terrain mapping. The present invention generates, at high speed, 3-D topographical, water surface, floating object, bathymetric, biological gas cloud, poison ...More Less
17 US2016313445A1
PERSONAL LADAR SENSOR
Publication/Patent Number: US2016313445A1 Publication Date: 2016-10-27 Application Number: 14/310,448 Filing Date: 2014-06-20 Inventor: Bailey, Howard   Gilliland, Patrick   Goldstein, Barton   Heughebaert, Laurent   Short, Brad   Spagnolia, Joseph   Stettner, Roger   Assignee: Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.   IPC: G01S17/08 Abstract: A lightweight, low volume, inexpensive LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for personal electronic appliances. The present invention generates, at high speed, 3-D image maps and object data at short to medium ranges. The techniques and structures described may be used to extend the range of long range systems as well, though the focus is on compact, short to medium range ladar sensors suitable for use in personal electronic devices. 3-D focal plane arrays are used in a variety of physical configurations to provide useful new capabilities to a variety of personal electronic appliances. A lightweight, low volume, inexpensive LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for personal electronic appliances. The present invention generates, at high speed, 3-D image maps and object data at short to medium ranges. The techniques and ...More Less
18 US2015301180A1
TERRAIN MAPPING LADAR SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: US2015301180A1 Publication Date: 2015-10-22 Application Number: 13/608,007 Filing Date: 2012-09-10 Inventor: Stettner, Roger   Bailey, Howard   Short, Brad   Heughebaert, Laurent   Gilliland, Patrick   Spagnolia, Joseph   Goldstein, Bart   Assignee: ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS INC.   IPC: G01S17/89 Abstract: A lightweight, low volume, high performance LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for terrain mapping. The present invention generates, at high speed, 3-D topographical, water surface, floating object, bathymetric, biological gas cloud, poison gas cloud, or smoke stack emission mapping data. The 3-D focal planes are used in a variety of physical configurations which provide advantages over prior art terrain mapping LADAR sensors. A lightweight, low volume, high performance LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for terrain mapping. The present invention generates, at high speed, 3-D topographical, water surface, floating object, bathymetric, biological gas cloud, poison ...More Less
19 US2015346344A1
LADAR SENSOR FOR LANDING, DOCKING AND APPROACH
Publication/Patent Number: US2015346344A1 Publication Date: 2015-12-03 Application Number: 14/619,405 Filing Date: 2015-02-11 Inventor: Gilliland, Patrick   Koseluk, Robert W.   Penniman, Steve   Short, Brad   Spagnolia, Joseph   Stettner, Roger   Assignee: Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.   IPC: G01S17/88 Abstract: A system for landing or docking a mobile platform is enabled by a flash LADAR sensor having an adaptive controller with Automatic Gain Control (AGC). Range gating in the LADAR sensor penetrates through diffuse reflectors. The LADAR sensor adapted for landing/approach comprises a system controller, pulsed laser transmitter, transmit optics, receive optics, a focal plane array of detectors, a readout integrated circuit, camera support electronics and image processor, an image analysis and bias calculation processor, and a detector array bias control circuit. The system is capable of developing a complete 3-D scene from a single point of view. A system for landing or docking a mobile platform is enabled by a flash LADAR sensor having an adaptive controller with Automatic Gain Control (AGC). Range gating in the LADAR sensor penetrates through diffuse reflectors. The LADAR sensor adapted for landing/approach comprises a ...More Less
20 US2014340487A1
MODULAR LADAR SENSOR
Publication/Patent Number: US2014340487A1 Publication Date: 2014-11-20 Application Number: 13/747,671 Filing Date: 2013-01-23 Inventor: Gilliland, Patrick   Heughebaert, Laurent   Spagnolia, Joseph   Short, Brad   Stettner, Roger   Assignee: Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.   IPC: H04N13/02 Abstract: A lightweight, low volume, inexpensive LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for modular manufacture and rapid field configurability and provisioning. The present invention generates, at high speed, 3-D image maps and object data at short to medium ranges. The techniques and structures described may be used to extend the range of long range systems as well, though the focus is on compact, short to medium range ladar sensors suitable for use in multi-sensor television production systems and 3-D graphics capture and moviemaking. 3-D focal plane arrays are used in a variety of physical configurations to provide useful new capabilities. A lightweight, low volume, inexpensive LADAR sensor incorporating 3-D focal plane arrays is adapted specifically for modular manufacture and rapid field configurability and provisioning. The present invention generates, at high speed, 3-D image maps and object data at short to ...More Less