What is LIDAR?
There are multiple definitions for LIDAR – acronyms of “light detection and ranging” or “laser imaging, detection, and ranging” and sometimes called 3-D laser scanning. LiDAR is the technology to 3D detect and record terrains, contours, geography, forestry, etc. with active remote sensing.
The mapping of Mars by the helicopter Ingenuity is one historic use of LiDAR. More recently it is seeing greater application because of it’s applicability to autonomous vehicles.
How it Works?
Light is emitted from a rapidly firing laser and the target. When the light hits an object, it is reflected back and light energy is detected by a sensor and recorded. The time it takes for the reflected light to come back is used to calculate the distance. These measurements are taken in 3D allowing for a full contour of the area.
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Allstar provides custom ferrite machining and custom winding. Contact us today to see what we can do to help.