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3D Light Detection and Ranging System

Giving autonomous systems the eyes to see the world

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a method for measuring distances, including ranging distances, by illuminating the target with laser light and measuring the reflection with a sensor. Differences in laser return times and wavelengths can then be used to make digital 3D representations of the target. This technology allows Blickfeld’s solid-state LiDAR to pick up on things in proximity to the vehicle which other sensors miss. Optimisation has resulted in a durable, small and high-performing 3D sensor that is particularly suitable for highly automated production.

Data collected by the sensor is stored in point clouds which contain vast amounts of valuable environmental information. However, this data volume is often too complex for specific applications. What is needed is a software stack to bridge the gap, which extracts information from the wealth of data and makes it easily accessible so it can be used for a wide variety of applications. The Blickfeld software stack enables environmental perception based on the point clouds collected by LiDAR sensors and extracts environmental information as required.

The Blickfeld 3D solid-state LiDARs combines performance and mass availability, providing a wide field of view as well as a long detection range. Sunlight suppression, mechanical robustness and longevity are a few core features that qualify the sensors. The sensors are designed for autonomous navigation, HD mapping, people counting and many other LiDAR applications. Blickfeld provides software for many perception tasks, e.g. object detection and classification.