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Aurora
They acquired Blackmore, who were mainly developing LIDAR using photonic integrated circuits with frequency modulated continuous wave ranging capability with integrated velocity measurement as well, so you can tell a far object is also a fast mover (like an oncoming car). FMCW is also low power, so it doesn't burn out PIC's like normal high power short burst LIDAR.
LIDAR  sensor  research  FMCW  ranging  PIC  photonic  integrated  circuit  automotive  technology  velocity 
june 2019 by asteroza
Lumotive
Using a silicon chip coated in nanoantennas, they effectively made a metamaterial mirror for a laser, allowing a 1D laser scanner LIDAR that is solid state. Made using methods similar to LCD manufacturing, which means the beam can be actively scanned at will, so not a fixed scanning cycle either.
LIDAR  sensor  metatmaterial  mirror  1D  scanner  beam  steering  solid  state  materials  science  research  technology 
march 2019 by asteroza
Lidar - Laser Bear Honeycomb – Waymo
Google/Waymo selling their short range LIDAR units now for non self-driving applications.
google  waymo  short  range  LIDAR  sensor  hardware  electronics  devices  robotics 
march 2019 by asteroza
Ball Aerospace - OAWL- wind LIDAR
New compact wind LIDAR with long range, which in theory would allow a high altitude balloon to detect favorable wind directions and change altitude to maneuver, becoming effectively stationary.
wind  detection  LIDAR  DARPA  high  altitude  maneuvering  geostationary  stratellite  balloon 
november 2018 by asteroza
Luminar
Uses indium gallium arsenide photodetectors at 1550nm for better distance/resolution, but MEMS mirrors? Now selling a $500 sensor...
LIDAR  sensor  MEMS  mirror  hardware  electronics  devices 
june 2018 by asteroza
Beating LIDAR - Achuta Kadambi - MIT Media Lab
Using heterodyning LIDAR to achieve very high resolution at range, and might be able to punch through fog. WHich makes you wonder if the same trick could be used for lasercomm lasers which always had a rain/fog fade problem...
laser  optics  LIDAR  ranging  beat  note  superheterodyne  heterodyne  frequency  wavelength  research  technology  signal  processing  DSP  time-of-flight  range  measurement  sensor  camera 
january 2018 by asteroza
Fully Integrated Hybrid Silicon Two Dimensional Beam Scanner | Bowers
The underlying tech behind Strobe Inc.'s (now GM/Cruise) fancy pants chip LIDAR. Uses optical phased array for one dimensional scanning, and frequency variation through a prism lens to achieve scanning in the other dimension, rather than a full 2D optical phased array (so easier to make?)
solid  state  hybrid  chip  LIDAR  optical  phased  array  variable  frequency  laser  prism  lens 
october 2017 by asteroza
Aeva, Inc.
Some sort of fancy pants LIDAR that uses continuous light rather than pulses to gather both range and speed info simultaneously. Time of flight plus other tricks?
LIDAR  sensor  hardware  electronics  devices  research 
september 2017 by asteroza
Kaarta
Handheld LIDAR scanner for SLAM and room modeling. Unfortunately uses a huge mechanically scanned LIDAR tube...
mechanically  scanned  LIDAR  SLAM  3D  mapping  handheld  portable  scanner  hardware  electronics  devices 
july 2017 by asteroza
Cartographer
Nice SLAM software, but it seems biased to LIDAR systems for sensors
google  opensourrce  SLAM  algorithm  software  drone  navigtion  mapping  3D  LIDAR  Delicious 
october 2016 by asteroza
Optics InfoBase: Optics Express - Nanophotonic coherent imager
Interesting chipscale LIDAR that can somewhat avoid the need for mechanical scanning.
nanophotonic  coherent  imager  chip  LIDAR  sensor  semiconductor  materials  science  research  technology  optics  Delicious 
april 2015 by asteroza
3-D cameras for cellphones - MIT News Office
Using algorithmic tricks with a single pixel sensor and a laser to get depth field maps without needing a full scanning laser LIDAR setup, and be able to do it on the cheap since it's just CPU time.
compressive  depth  acquisition  camera  CODAC  single  pixel  sensor  light  distance  laser  ranging  optics  algoritm  processing  research  hardware  electronics  devices  alternative  LIDAR  Delicious 
january 2012 by asteroza
TERAMOBILE
This is the rig used for the laser induced cloud seeding rainfall research, firing a pulsed terawatt laser to form nitiric acid droplets in the air in situ as seed triggers for water condensation.
mobile  container  containerized  terawatt  pulse  laser  platform  portable  research  technology  LIDAR  sensor  induced  cloud  seeding  trigger  geoengineering  terraforming  weather  control  Delicious 
september 2011 by asteroza

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