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ECE MS Thesis Defense: Danton Zhao
April 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
MS Thesis Defense: LiDAR with a Silicon Photomultiplier for Applications in Adverse Weather
Location: Zoom Link
Abstract: As Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) integration becomes more widespread in the field of remote sensing for autonomous navigation, the impact of degraded visual environments will quickly need to be addressed. The particles responsible for the degradation not only reduce the reflected signal from targets of interest but can also trigger false returns given sufficient density. Of particular interest for solutions to this problem are Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes, as these detectors provide high photon sensitivity and high time accuracy with a caveat. In this thesis, I will be discussing the work that I have done in modeling and addressing artifacts that were generated in the data as a result of using Geiger-mode detectors.