Topics for 21st CLRC June 26-July 1, 2022 in Big Sky, MT

  • Joint CLRC-ILRC Session: Past, present and future synergy of heterodyne and direct detection lidar applications
  • Laser Radar Fundamentals
  • Atmospheric Propagation and Refractive Turbulence Effects
  • Coherent and Direct Detection Wind Lidar
  • Ground, Airborne, and Naval systems
  • Space-based systems
  • Coherent Lidar for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Coherent DIAL, DISC and Aerosol Lidar
  • Coherent Sensing Modalities and Architectures
  • Coherent Laser Radar Technology Components
  • Machine Learning for Coherent Lidar Applications

The 21st* conference on coherent laser radar technology and applications is the latest in a series beginning in 1980 which provides a forum for exchange of information on recent events current status, and future directions of coherent laser radar, coherent optical technology, and advanced

The conference serves as a biannual forum for the exchange of current and future developments within the field of coherent laser radar for imaging and remote sensing, including wind lidar using both coherent and direct detection techniques. The conference will include both invited and contributed papers on all aspects of coherent laser radar, coherent optical technology, and advanced applications such as FMCW lidar for autonomous vehicles. The meeting will highlight recent advancements including component technology such as integrated photonic devices for coherent lidar, instrumentation, systems (surface, airborne, and space-based), measurements and signal processing techniques, novel sensing techniques, and emerging requirements for coherent laser radar applications.

*The 20th CLRC that was to be held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen was canceled due to the pandemic

Key Dates

Nov. 15th: Abstract submission starts
Dec. 1st: Registration opens
Mar. 4th: Abstract submission closes (post deadline abstracts still accepted)
Apr. 1st: Notification of abstract acceptance 
June 1st:
Post deadline abstract submission closes
June 26th: Student tutorials
and welcome reception
June 27th-July 1st: Conference oral and poster sessions

Meet the Speakers

Karen St. Germain            NASA
Clayton Turner                  NASA
R. Michael Hardesty         CIRES, Univ. of Colorado
Farzin Amzajerdian         NASA Langley
Sammy Henderson         Beyond Photonics
Shoken Ishii                       TMU
Sen Lin                                Aurora Innovation, Inc.
Zhaoyan Liu                       NASA Langley
Jakob Mann                       Denmark Technical University
George Emmitt                 Simpson Weather Associates
Mike Watts                         Analog Photonics
Benjamin Witschas         DLR, Germany
Stephan Rahm                 DLR, Germany
Shumpei Kameyama     MELCO
Anthony Yu                       NASA
Robert Byer                      Stanford University
Jirong Yu                           NASA
Charles Bouman             Purdue University