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A Laser Scanner Chip Set for Accurate Perception Systems

  • Sami KurttiEmail author
  • Jussi-Pekka Jansson
  • Juha Kostamovaara

Abstract

This paper presents an integrated receiver channel and an integrated time-to-digital (TDC) converter fabricated in a 0.35 μm SiGe BiCMOS and in 0.35 μm CMOS technologies, respectively, that give the required performance for a pulsed time-of-flight (TOF) laser radar to be used in a laser scanner in automotive applications. The receiver-TDC chip set is capable to measure the positions and widths of three separate successive timing pulses with sub-ns level precision in a wide dynamic amplitude range of more than 1:10.000.

Keywords

LIDAR optical distance measurement timing discrimination time interval measurement Minifaros 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sami Kurtti
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jussi-Pekka Jansson
    • 1
  • Juha Kostamovaara
    • 1
  1. 1.Electronics LaboratoryUniversity of OuluOuluFinland

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