Coherent LiDAR with 2D quasi-static MEMS mirror scanning (Invited Paper)
31 January 2023 • 1:50 PM - 2:20 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 2020 (Level 2 West)
Coherent LiDAR concepts for automotive or unmanned aerial vehicle applications are of increasing interest due to their superior performance compared to standard pulse-based systems, especially at longer range. Here, micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS) mirrors can be used as a compact scanning device. To merge the advantages of coherent LiDAR technology with the advantages of miniaturized scanning by MEMS mirrors, we present fiber-based frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) LiDAR point cloud generation using quasi-static MEMS mirrors. We demonstrate the operation of such a system for the first time, to the best of our knowledge.
Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, HHI (Germany)
Sarah Cwalina received a Master of Science degree in Physics from the Technical University Berlin (TUB) in 2020. She is currently employed at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) in the department of Photonic Networks and Systems. Her work and research interests include the development of (coherent) LiDAR systems and she is currently pursuing a PhD in this topic.