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Course Scope

The scope of organizing the Advanced Course on “Spaceborne LIDAR” is to provide an in depth expert knowledge on designing, developing and qualifying the technologies and subsystems to build a Spaceborne LIDAR. The course will be cover End-to-End aspects of lidar system definition, design, development and test. Well-known Lidar professionals from ESA and from European Industries/ Institutes will provide the lectures during a full week.

A list of topics addressed at this course are:

  • Lidar Introduction
  • Lidar-Atmosphere Interactions
  • Lidar system Requirement Definition
  • Conceptual Design
  • Transmitter Design
  • Receiver Chain design
  • Focal Plane Detection
  • Thermo-mechanical design
  • Electrical and Power Design
  • Lidar data Acquisition and Processing
  • Instrument Control
  • Space environment, component qualification, testing and validation