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Automotive LIDAR 2018
Workshop, Conference and Exhibition
September 26-28, 2018
Detroit, Michigan


Wednesday, September 26 – Workshop Sessions

Registration and Breakfast 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures / MEMS Journal
08:00 AM - 08:15 AM
Workshop Session 1
LIDAR fundamentals: how it works and why it’s necessary for ADAS and autonomous vehicles applications. This session will also provide a historical perspective, explain why cameras and radar are not sufficient, and will also explain the differences between flash and scanned LIDAR.
08:15 AM - 10:05 AM
Mid-Morning Break 10:05 AM - 10:45 AM
Workshop Session 2
LIDAR scanning methods and optical considerations. This session will include discussion on beam aperture, Rayleigh range, and optical aliasing. Discussion will include scanning methods such as mechanical scanners, mirrors, optical phased arrays, liquid crystal waveguides, Risley prisms, and solid state electro-optics. This session will also include optical systems such as monostatic and bi-static.
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Networking Lunch 12:15 PM - 01:45 PM
Workshop Session 3
Photon detection and interference. Here, discussion will include photon detection methods such as direct and coherent detection, interferers such as benign and malicious, noise and how to cope with it, as well as eye safety considerations.
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM
Mid-Afternoon Break 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
Workshop Session 4
Mini case studies and overview of 25+ notable LIDAR companies such as Aeva, Aeye, Analog Photonics, Baraja, Blackmore, Cepton, Continental (ASC), Fotonic, Hesai, Holosense, Ibeo/Valeo, Innoviz, Leddartech, Luminar, OryxVision, Ouster, Panasonic, Phantom Intelligence, Pioneer, Princeton Lightwave, Quanergy, Robosense, Strobe, Tetravue, Velodyne, Waymo, and Xenomatics.
03:45 PM - 05:35 PM
Concluding Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures / MEMS Journal
05:35 PM - 05:45 PM
Networking Reception 05:45 PM - 08:00 PM

Thursday, September 27 – Conference Sessions

Registration and Breakfast 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures / MEMS Journal
08:00 AM - 08:15 AM
Lasers and Detectors: Requirements, Considerations, and Emerging Trends for Automotive LIDAR
Rajeev Thakur, P.E.
Product Marketing Manager, Infrared Business Unit
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors
08:15 AM - 08:55 AM
The Role of LIDAR in Multi-Modal, High-Reliability Sensing
Edwin Olson, PhD
Co-Founder and CEO
May Mobility
08:55 AM - 09:35 AM
Silver Sponsor Introduction – Lumentum 09:35 AM - 09:45 AM
Silver Sponsor Introduction – Micralyne 09:45 AM - 09:55 AM
Mid-Morning Break 09:55 AM - 10:35 AM
Evolving ADAS and Autonomy Landscape: Impacts on LIDAR Architecture
Jean-Yves Deschênes
President and Co-Founder
Phantom Intelligence
10:35 AM - 11:15 AM
An Overview and Comparison of LIDAR Receiver Solutions
Marc Schillgalies, PhD
Vice President of Development
First Sensor
11:15 AM - 11:55 PM
Simulation Sponsor Introduction – TASS International 11:55 AM - 12:05 PM
Lunch Sponsor Introduction – GDSI 12:05 PM - 12:15 PM
Networking Lunch 12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
Edge, Centralized, and Fluid Real-Time Processing Techniques of LIDAR Data
Raul Bravo
CEO
Dibotics
01:30 PM - 02:10 PM
LIDAR Gets Real: FMCW LIDAR vs. Traditional Pulsed LIDAR
Jim Curry
VP of Product
Blackmore Sensors and Analytics
02:10 PM - 02:50 PM
Internet Sponsor Introduction – Hamamatsu 02:50 PM - 03:00 PM
Reception Sponsor Introduction – Infineon 03:00 PM - 03:10 PM
Mid-Afternoon Break 03:10 PM - 03:50 PM
Technology Showcase

John Gach
Business Development – Automotive Interior
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors


Rajeev Thakur
Product Marketing Manager
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors


Aidan Browne
Applications Engineer
ON Semiconductor


Jane Zhang
CEO
Surestar Technology


Brian Wong
CEO
TriLumina


Georg Ockenfuss
Director WW FAE
VIAVI Solutions

03:50 PM - 05:05 PM
Concluding Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures / MEMS Journal
05:05 PM - 05:15 PM
Networking Reception 05:15 PM - 08:00 PM

Friday, September 28 – Conference Sessions

Agenda and panels are subject to change.


Registration and Breakfast 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures / MEMS Journal
08:00 AM - 08:15 AM
An Overview of Photodetectors for Automotive LIDAR Applications
Slawomir Piatek, PhD
Scientific Consultant
Hamamatsu
08:15 AM - 08:55 AM
Less is More:  Simpler LIDAR and Sensor Fusion for More Efficient Autonomous Driving
Ambra Caprile, PhD
Sensor Expert
Magneti Marelli
08:55 AM - 09:35 AM
Advanced Physics Based LIDAR Simulation Modeling
Tony Gioutsos
Director of Sales and Marketing
TASS International
09:35 AM - 10:15 AM
Breakfast Sponsor Introduction - ShinEtsu 10:15 AM - 10:25 AM
Program Sponsor Introduction – Phantom Intelligence 10:25 AM - 10:35 AM
Mid-Morning Break 10:35 AM - 11:10 AM

Startup Showcase


Mohammad Musa
CEO and Co-Founder
Deepen


Kyle Bertin
Business Development Manager
Deepscale


Joe LaChapelle
Vice President of Research & Development
Luminar


Gleb Akselrod, PhD
CTO and Founder
Lumotive


Andrew Miner, PhD
CEO and Founder
Mirada Technologies

11:10 AM - 12:50 PM
Closing Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures / MEMS Journal
12:50 PM - 01:00 PM
Networking Lunch 01:0 PM - 02:30 PM