LIDAR: Numerical Model of SPAD-Based Direct Time-of-Flight Flash LIDAR CMOS Image Sensors

We present a Montecarlo simulator developed in Matlab ®for the analysis of a Single Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD)-based Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) flash Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system. The simulation environment has been developed to accurately model the components of a flash LIDAR system, such as illumination source, optics, and the architecture of the designated SPAD-based CMOS image sensor. Together with the modeling of the background noise and target topology, all of the fundamental factors that are involved in a typical LIDAR acquisition system have been included in order to predict the achievable system performance and verified with an existing sensor. View Full-Text

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Tontini, A.; Gasparini, L.; Perenzoni, M. Numerical Model of SPAD-Based Direct Time-of-Flight Flash LIDAR CMOS Image Sensors. Sensors 2020, 20, 5203.

Received: 10 August 2020 / Revised: 4 September 2020 / Accepted: 10 September 2020 / Published: 12 September 2020

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