The SF000 microLiDAR is LightWare’s smallest and versatile sensor which uses a Time–of–Flight principle to make very fast accurate distance and speed measurements. Its 50-meter detection range is achievable even with background light, wind, and noise making it ideal for rapid and high-accuracy obstacle detection.
LiDAR technology hit the market almost 40 years ago, but it’s only during the past few years where LiDAR has really started to break into the mainstream. The world of LiDAR technology has grown and with all of it’s technological advances, the opportunities are endless!
Who would have thought that Physics and its different elements would become the backbone of LiDAR technology? We’re talking pulses. In the LiDAR world, a pulse is a single short burst of light however looking at things from a broader spectrum, a pulse could be pretty much any other type of wave, i.e. sound and electric.
Physics – the “secret sauce” behind LiDAR. The Physics of LiDARs has not changed since the days of Albert Einstein – the fundamental rules of Quantum Mechanics, speed of light and several other primary aspects remain the same. The rules of Physics cannot be bent when it comes to LiDAR, we try… but we still cannot really bend them!