Microelectronic 3D imaging and neuromorphic recognition for autonomous UAVs

Franco Zappa, Federica Villa, Rudi Lussana, Dennis Delic, Man Ching Joyce Mau, Jean Michel Redouté, Simon Kennedy, Daniel Morrison, Mehmet Yuce, Tuncay Alan, Tara Hamilton, Saeed Afshar

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The article addresses the development of highly sensitive, low-light and efficient, miniature single-photon sensor technology based on Single Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD) arrays, its integration on a Flash Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) system mounted on a custom built multi-rotor Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) platform, for the collection of real time imagery and performance of neuromorphic processing for accurate target detection and classification.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Technologies for Security Applications
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the NATO Science for Peace and Security 'Cluster Workshop on Advanced Technologies', 17-18 September 2019, Leuven, Belgium
EditorsClaudio Palestini
Place of PublicationDordrecht Netherlands
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789402420210
ISBN (Print)9789402420234, 9789402420203
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventNATO Science for Peace and Security: Cluster Workshop on Advanced Technologies 2019 - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 17 Sept 201918 Sept 2019

Publication series

NameNATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics
ISSN (Print)1874-6500
ISSN (Electronic)1874-6535


ConferenceNATO Science for Peace and Security

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