Mrinal has more than a decade of automotive design, manufacturing, and go-to-market experience. In the past, he designed powertrain electronics and managed validation programs for telematics at Continental AG. And most recently, Mrinal led technical sales and marketing to expand customer programs at Innoviz and Sense Photonics.
LiDAR sensors have changed form-factor from rotating spindles to frustum designs, but have remained “passive”, with a fixed set of specifications due to inherent limitations of coaxial architectures. To adapt for the countless challenging scenarios encountered on the roadways, AEye has created an “adaptive” LiDAR sensor, wherein the transmit aperture is separated from its receiving aperture through a patented bistatic design. In this session, Mrinal discusses how independent aperture optimization allows software to trigger unique “performance modes” to overcome automotive edge cases.