LiDAR, short for light detection and ranging, is a means of measuring distances with laser light, and is used for high-resolution maps, surveying, seismology, autonomous vehicles, laser guidance, and mobile applications, among many others. A LiDAR expert witness typically has a background in electrical engineering or physics, and is an active member of a technical industry organization such as the IEEE.
Often, matters requiring LiDAR device expert witness work involve patent infringement or trade secret litigation. Working with the plaintiff or defendant, expert witness services by a LiDAR expert witness could include an expert report, expert opinion, and/or testimony in trial court. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, an attorney may require a subject matter expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. In addition, clients may seek a subject matter expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
While many experts have LiDAR expertise, a testifying expert carries the additional responsibility of providing expert testimony before the court in a manner whereby a judge and jury can understand the technology and evidence.
Whether the case involves LiDAR, a radar unit or radar device, radar speed measuring device, autonomous vehicle, or a laser gun, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn an expert witness search around quickly and provide the right balance of expertise and testimony to support each unique project and its nuances.
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Lidar experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Lidar landscape.
This expert received a diploma in electrical and computer engineering, an M.S.E.E. in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering. This expert is the recipient of numerous academic awards. This expert has authored or coauthored more than 160 journal and conference papers. This expert's research interests include sensors for transportation applications, computer vision, and control systems. This expert's transportation research has included projects involving vision-based sensing and classification. This expert developed a vehicle following system using imaging sensors and then worked with a variety of sensors including LiDAR to develop pedestrian detection schemes, lane following systems, obstacle avoidance, and connected vehicles, etc. This work has led to a relationship with an automobile manufacturer where this expert handles many IPRs, ex-parte reviews, and two district court cases related to radar, cameras, and LiDAR sensors. It has also led to negotiations for a large contract with DHS for a ground robot that will monitor the southern border. The idea is to operate for a few hours on rough terrain and collect data. This expert has strong experience with the design and building of intelligent vehicle systems, and has been teaching relevant classes that involve LiDAR, for decades.
This expert has an extensive background in the physical sciences and mathematics: engineering and science degrees plus many years in the high-technology defense/aerospace industry. This expert's forensic experience includes cases dealing with electric circuits, electric shock, lightning damage, electrically ignited fires, wire and radio communications, radio interference, cellular and wireless telephone technology, audio and video reproduction, surveillance and tracking systems, industrial machinery controls, traffic radar and lidar, automotive electronics, and other electrical and electronic equipment.
One project required this expert to examine and disassemble a free-standing ATM in a laboratory in order to find the design flaw that led to its occasional malfunction (and of other similar ATMs).
This expert's expertise in electronic computing and controls includes:
This expert's training and experience with hundreds of incidents involving failures, mis-designs, and malfunctions allows this expert to understand and analyze the "next new thing" -- from smartphones to the smart grid -- accurately and efficiently.
This expert has contributed to a variety of legal matters all based on electrical equipment and electronic computing and controls technology including: electric shock, electrical wiring, electrical fire and lightning damage, audio and video recording, radio broadcasting, traffic radar and lidar, electronic control circuitry, cellular phone localization, electronic surveillance, consumer electronics capabilities, automobile control systems, radio and telephone communication, electrical accidents, and industrial machinery. This expert has been deposed 30 times and testified in state and federal courts 30 times (different cases).
This expert holds a PhD in Physics, and leads a technology consultancy specializing in Electro-Optics Sensor System Analysis, Modeling & Design. This expert has deep experience with LiDAR and LADAR systems and has worked for aerospace companies' systems in instrumentation and delivery of information to the cockpit. This expert also worked for a defense contractor using LiDAR range-finders for tanks. This expert's technical skills include LiDAR & LADAR Design, build, testing and integration, Laser Systems Analysis & Modeling, Electro-Optics Sensor System Analysis, Modeling & Design, as well as Mathematical Analysis & System Engineering.
This expert is an Associate at a University, and a Co-PI in the National Science Foundation funded National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping. This expert was formerly the Vice President of Engineering for a LIDAR remote sensing company. This expert has been active in the design, development and operation of kinematic remote sensing systems for many years. This expert regularly consults with a LiDAR unit used in almost all autonomous vehicle testing. This expert holds a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Geomatics Engineering, and is a registered Professional Engineer.
This expert has been developing telematics systems. This expert's expertise includes LiDAR sensors, Radar, camera, Navigation, Telematics, and Data Science, as well as Positioning, communications & mapping technologies. Most of this expert's hands-on experience has been for safety and Advanced Driver Assistance Applications (ADAS). This expert participated in the early development of key telematics technologies, including positioning, communications and mapping, and worked with most automakers, suppliers and government agencies. This expert has been involved in the deployment of many telematics systems from Automatic Collision Notification to systems for Stability Control and Driver Assistance. This expert has good litigation support and testimony experience but not so much that this expert would be viewed as a hired gun.
This expert is a Professor of Geography and a director at a spatial information research center. This expert holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Environmental Remote Sensing. Specializing in agent-based models, spatial-temporal models, digital image analysis, emergency response and urban geographic systems, this expert conducts research in both remote sensing and geographic information systems and has published in range of journals including: the IEEE Journal of Geo-science and Remotes Sensing, the International Journal of Remote Sensing, and Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. This expert played a major role in managing the design, development and implementation of the digital geographic base-map for a major U.S. city; the mapping was instrumental in enabling the city to respond to national crises.
This expert has performed testing and reverse engineering in two vehicular lidar cases. This expert focuses on the LIDAR technology for practical applications on the ground in the air and in the lab. This expert is responsible for the design of a number of high speed lidars and lidar receivers, including two airborne time-of-flight lidar receivers for geophysical and bathymetric applications; a coherent lidar for detecting and mapping submicron particles moving at up to 3 km/s (Mach 9) in extreme-UV light sources for semiconductor lithography; and developed design studies and intellectual property for coherent lidar for vehicles.
This expert is an experienced expert witness in patent and trade secret matters, having provided testimony, reports and reverse engineering in high profile matters for name-brand technology leaders. This expert is well-published, holds over three dozen US patents and is a recognized leader in his field.
This expert is distinguished by two doctoral degrees: a Ph.D. in LIDAR and Electro-Optics, and another in Geospatial Engineering (Satellite Navigation Systems). This expert began working on LIDAR systems in the mid-1990s and for many years has performed research and professional engineering activities on LIDAR systems including DDT&E (Design, Development, Test and Evaluation), performance modelling, safety analysis and incident investigations. This expert has focused on reducing the probability of ocular hazards by introducing a combination of real-time sensing and analysis techniques, such as scintillation measurements, laser spot detection and dynamics modelling. This expert developed innovative performance models and associated safety assessment/protection techniques. This expert also developed several LIDAR systems both for air and ground/surface applications. These included direct detection Laser Range Finders (LRFs), coherent detection monostatic LIDAR systems and bistatic LIDAR systems. This expert is a prolific author with many publications dedicated solely to LIDAR, including peer-reviewed articles, books and book chapters, industrial reports and conference papers.
This expert is an endowed distinguished professor in a mechanical engineering department. This expert has overseen research related to LIDAR and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and some drone work. This expert developed navigation and autonomous research using Lidars, calibration techniques with Lidar, as well as ACC and (Cooperative) CACC algorithms. This expert has published a number of leading papers on LIDAR including on camera-based lane detection, lane departure warning systems, autonomous ground vehicles and LIDAR scanning tests and evaluation software. An accomplished expert witness, this expert has provided testimony and other litigation support in patent and other matters.