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US2021003679A1
Ladar System with Adaptive Receiver
Publication/Patent Number: US2021003679A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-07 Application Number: 17/024,014 Filing Date: 2020-09-17 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Cook, David   Assignee: AEYE, Inc.   IPC: G01S7/4863 Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments for a ladar system that includes an adaptive ladar receiver whereby the active pixels in a photodetector array used for reception of ladar pulse returns can be adaptively controlled based at least in part on where the ladar pulses were targeted by the ladar transmitter.
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US11002857B2
Ladar system with intelligent selection of shot list frames based on field of view data
Publication/Patent Number: US11002857B2 Publication Date: 2021-05-11 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: G01S7/48 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.
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US10921450B2
Ladar system and method with frequency domain shuttering
Publication/Patent Number: US10921450B2 Publication Date: 2021-02-16 Application Number: 16/407,570 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: G01S17/00 Abstract: A ladar system and related method are disclosed where a ladar transmitter transmits ladar pulses toward a plurality of range points, and a ladar receiver receives ladar returns from the range points, wherein the ladar receiver comprises a photo receiver. A sensor can be used to sense background light levels, and a control circuit can (1) measures the sensed background light levels and (2) provide frequency domain shuttering with respect to the photo receiver based on the measured background light levels.
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US10641873B2
Method and apparatus for an adaptive ladar receiver
Publication/Patent Number: US10641873B2 Publication Date: 2020-05-05 Application Number: 15/935,720 Filing Date: 2018-03-26 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Cook, David   Assignee: AEYE, INC.   IPC: G01S7/486 Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments of an adaptive ladar receiver and associated method whereby the active pixels in a photodetector array used for reception of ladar pulse returns can be adaptively controlled based at least in part on where the ladar pulses were targeted. Additional embodiments disclose improved imaging optics for use by the receiver and further adaptive control techniques for selecting which pixels of the photodetector array are used for sensing incident light.
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US10782393B2
Ladar receiver range measurement using distinct optical path for reference light
Publication/Patent Number: US10782393B2 Publication Date: 2020-09-22 Application Number: 15/430,235 Filing Date: 2017-02-10 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Cook, David   Assignee: AEYE, INC.   IPC: G01C3/08 Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiment of an adaptive ladar receiver and associated method whereby the active pixels in a photodetector array used for reception of ladar pulse returns can be adaptively controlled based at least in part on where the ladar pulses were targeted. Additional embodiments disclose improved imaging optics for use by the receiver and further adaptive control techniques for selecting which pixels of the photodetector array are used for sensing incident light.
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US10641872B2
Ladar receiver with advanced optics
Publication/Patent Number: US10641872B2 Publication Date: 2020-05-05 Application Number: 15/430,200 Filing Date: 2017-02-10 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Cook, David   Assignee: AEYE, INC.   IPC: G01S7/481 Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiment of an adaptive ladar receiver and associated method whereby the active pixels in a photodetector array used for reception of ladar pulse returns can be adaptively controlled based at least in part on where the ladar pulses were targeted. Additional embodiments disclose improved imaging optics for use by the receiver and further adaptive control techniques for selecting which pixels of the photodetector array are used for sensing incident light.
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US2020264286A1
Method and Apparatus for an Adaptive Ladar Receiver
Publication/Patent Number: US2020264286A1 Publication Date: 2020-08-20 Application Number: 16/865,655 Filing Date: 2020-05-04 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Cook, David   Assignee: AEYE, Inc.   IPC: G01S7/4863 Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments of an adaptive ladar receiver and associated method whereby the active pixels in a photodetector array used for reception of ladar pulse returns can be adaptively controlled based at least in part on where the ladar pulses were targeted. Additional embodiments disclose improved imaging optics for use by the receiver and further adaptive control techniques for selecting which pixels of the photodetector array are used for sensing incident light.
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US10754015B2
Adaptive ladar receiver
Publication/Patent Number: US10754015B2 Publication Date: 2020-08-25 Application Number: 15/430,192 Filing Date: 2017-02-10 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Cook, David   Assignee: AEYE, INC.   IPC: G01S7/486 Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiment of an adaptive ladar receiver and associated method whereby the active pixels in a photodetector array used for reception of ladar pulse returns can be adaptively controlled based at least in part on where the ladar pulses were targeted. Additional embodiments disclose improved imaging optics for use by the receiver and further adaptive control techniques for selecting which pixels of the photodetector array are used for sensing incident light.
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US10761196B2
Adaptive ladar receiving method
Publication/Patent Number: US10761196B2 Publication Date: 2020-09-01 Application Number: 15/430,179 Filing Date: 2017-02-10 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Cook, David   Assignee: AEYE, INC.   IPC: G01S7/486 Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiment of an adaptive ladar receiver and associated method whereby the active pixels in a photodetector array used for reception of ladar pulse returns can be adaptively controlled based at least in part on where the ladar pulses were targeted. Additional embodiments disclose improved imaging optics for use by the receiver and further adaptive control techniques for selecting which pixels of the photodetector array are used for sensing incident light.
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US10598788B1
Adaptive control of Ladar shot selection using spatial index of prior Ladar return data
Publication/Patent Number: US10598788B1 Publication Date: 2020-03-24 Application Number: 16/356,089 Filing Date: 2019-03-18 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Presutti, Federico   Benscoter, Joel David   Assignee: AEYE, INC.   IPC: G01S17/89 Abstract: Disclosed herein are examples of ladar systems and methods where data about a plurality of ladar returns from prior ladar pulse shots gets stored in a spatial index that associates ladar return data with corresponding locations in a coordinate space to which the ladar return data pertain. This spatial index can then be accessed by a processor to retrieve ladar return data for locations in the coordinate space that are near a range point to be targeted by the ladar system with a new ladar pulse shot. This nearby prior ladar return data can then be analyzed by the ladar system to help adapt a shot selection for use by the ladar system with respect to new ladar pulse shots.
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US2020200878A1
System and Method for Synthetically Filling Ladar Frames Based on Prior Ladar Return Data
Publication/Patent Number: US2020200878A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-25 Application Number: 16/356,116 Filing Date: 2019-03-18 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Presutti, Federico   Benscoter, Joel David   Assignee: AEYE, Inc.   IPC: G01S7/481 Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed where a ladar system synthetically fills a ladar frame. A ladar transmitter can employ compressive sensing to interrogate a subset of range points in a field of view. Returns from this subset of range points correspond to a sparse ladar frame, and interpolation can be performed on these returns to synthetically fill the ladar frame.
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US10670718B1
System and method for synthetically filling ladar frames based on prior ladar return data
Publication/Patent Number: US10670718B1 Publication Date: 2020-06-02 Application Number: 16/356,116 Filing Date: 2019-03-18 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Presutti, Federico   Benscoter, Joel David   Assignee: AEYE, INC.   IPC: G01S17/00 Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed where a ladar system synthetically fills a ladar frame. A ladar transmitter can employ compressive sensing to interrogate a subset of range points in a field of view. Returns from this subset of range points correspond to a sparse ladar frame, and interpolation can be performed on these returns to synthetically fill the ladar frame.
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US10656277B1
Adaptive control of ladar system camera using spatial index of prior ladar return data
Publication/Patent Number: US10656277B1 Publication Date: 2020-05-19 Application Number: 16/356,101 Filing Date: 2019-03-18 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Presutti, Federico   Benscoter, Joel David   Assignee: AEYE, INC.   IPC: G01S17/89 Abstract: Disclosed herein are examples of ladar systems and methods where data about a plurality of ladar returns from prior ladar pulse shots gets stored in a spatial index that associates ladar return data with corresponding locations in a coordinate space to which the ladar return data pertain. This spatial index can then be accessed by a processor to retrieve ladar return data for locations in the coordinate space that are near a range point to be targeted by the ladar system with a new ladar pulse shot. This nearby prior ladar return data can then be analyzed by the ladar system to help define a control setting for use by a ladar system camera.
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US2020209400A1
Adaptive Control of Ladar Shot Energy Using Spatial Index of Prior Ladar Return Data
Publication/Patent Number: US2020209400A1 Publication Date: 2020-07-02 Application Number: 16/356,061 Filing Date: 2019-03-18 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Presutti, Federico   Benscoter, Joel David   Assignee: AEYE, Inc.   IPC: G01S17/89 Abstract: Disclosed herein are examples of ladar systems and methods where data about a plurality of ladar returns from prior ladar pulse shots gets stored in a spatial index that associates ladar return data with corresponding locations in a coordinate space to which the ladar return data pertain. This spatial index can then be accessed by a processor to retrieve ladar return data for locations in the coordinate space that are near a range point to be targeted by the ladar system with a new ladar pulse shot. This nearby prior ladar return data can then be analyzed by the ladar system to help define a shot energy for use by the ladar system with respect to the new ladar pulse shot.
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US2020132818A1
ADAPTIVE CONTROL OF LADAR SYSTEMS USING SPATIAL INDEX OF PRIOR LADAR RETURN DATA
Publication/Patent Number: US2020132818A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-30 Application Number: 16/356,046 Filing Date: 2019-03-18 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Presutti, Federico   Benscoter, Joel David   Assignee: AEYE, Inc.   IPC: G01S7/4863 Abstract: Disclosed herein are examples of ladar systems and methods where data about a plurality of ladar returns from prior ladar pulse shots gets stored in a spatial index that associates ladar return data with corresponding locations in a coordinate space to which the ladar return data pertain. This spatial index can then be accessed by a processor to retrieve ladar return data for locations in the coordinate space that are near a range point to be targeted by the ladar system with a new ladar pulse shot. This nearby prior ladar return data can then be analyzed by the ladar system to help define a parameter value for use by the ladar system with respect to the new ladar pulse shot. Examples of such adaptively controlled parameter values can include shot energy, receiver parameters, shot selection, camera settings, and others.
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US2020225324A1
Adaptive Ladar Receiver Control Using Spatial Index of Prior Ladar Return Data
Publication/Patent Number: US2020225324A1 Publication Date: 2020-07-16 Application Number: 16/356,079 Filing Date: 2019-03-18 Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos   Steinhardt, Allan   Presutti, Federico   Benscoter, Joel David   Assignee: AEYE, Inc.   IPC: G01S7/48 Abstract: Disclosed herein are examples of ladar systems and methods where data about a plurality of ladar returns from prior ladar pulse shots gets stored in a spatial index that associates ladar return data with corresponding locations in a coordinate space to which the ladar return data pertain. This spatial index can then be accessed by a processor to retrieve ladar return data for locations in the coordinate space that are near a range point to be targeted by the ladar system with a new ladar pulse shot. This nearby prior ladar return data can then be analyzed by the ladar system to help define a control parameter for use by the ladar receiver with respect to the new ladar pulse shot.
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US10656252B1
Adaptive control of Ladar systems using spatial index of prior Ladar return data
Publication/Patent Number: US10656252B1 Publication Date: 2020-05-19 Application Number: 16/356,046 Filing Date: 2019-03-18 Inventor: