Seminar: The first instantaneous Doppler pointcloud from an RMCW Spectrum-Scan LIDAR, 25th August, 1pm

When: Thursday 25th of August, 1pm AEDT

Where: This seminar will be partially presented at the Rose Street Seminar area (J04) and partially online via Zoom, RSVP here.

Speaker: Federico Collarte (Baraja)

Title: The first instantaneous Doppler pointcloud from an RMCW Spectrum-Scan LIDAR


Steering, ranging and detection are the core elements that simultaneously operate a LIDAR system. At Baraja, our LiDAR combines our patented Spectrum-Scan™ steering technology and unique ranging technique, Random Modulation Continuous Wave (RMCW) paired with homodyne detection, to enable a high-performance Doppler LiDAR without any of the known issues found in other LiDAR designs. This novel combination of core technologies allows for no-compromise, unprecedented LiDAR performance, reliability and integrability that will enable a fully-autonomous future without the costly trade-offs of legacy technologies.


Federico Collarte is the Founder & CEO of Baraja, where his role has evolved from co-inventor and engineering lead to a position of setting the overall vision for Spectrum-Scan™ technology, the company direction, and keeping a keen emphasis on product strategy. Federico was born and raised in Lima, Peru where he obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering at UPC. He then moved to Australia and obtained a master’s degree in Innovation and Technology Management from the University of Queensland in Brisbane.

With a diverse background in product development and systems engineering, Federico’s extensive experience and industry knowledge spans across the industrialization of high-volume telecommunication devices at Finisar and Motorola, and the end-to-end systems engineering of Cochlear implants.  While working in the optical telecommunications industry, Federico, and co-founder Cibby Pulikkaseril, observed that the industry leveraged the color of light to miniaturize and cost down the switching elements of the network, which increases capacity and reliability. The two used this concept and paired it with prism-like optics and used it as a steering mechanism for LiDAR, which is now known as Spectrum-Scan™. 


Sydney Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems