Blog Category: The world of LiDAR technology

Myths about LiDAR

Myths about LiDAR Sensor Debunked – Part 1

LiDAR technology has been a revelation for many sensor-based applications but has also been the focus of many myths and false presumptions. We have rounded up the most common myths and debunked them in this two-part blog series.

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The big show-down: Time-of-Flight vs. FMCW

FMCW is considered a game-changer for LiDAR – but does the technology really have the potential to transform the industry? Is FMCW even ready for use in sensor technology? And why do most LiDAR manufacturers prefer to continue to rely on time-of-flight?

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Understanding LiDAR Parameters and Technical Specifications

LiDAR is the latest cutting-edge technology leveraging 3D point cloud images to enable many applications. But how can one assess the performance metrics and decide which LiDAR is a good fit for their application?

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Eye-shaped and configurable: The Blickfeld scan pattern

Why is the Blickfeld point cloud eye-shaped? How can it be configured? And what are the advantages of these setting options for different applications?

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Demystifying LiDAR – An overview of LiDAR technology, its types, and key applications

LiDAR is the latest buzzword in the world of autonomous vehicles, but how exactly does the technology work? How many types are there? Why use LiDAR instead of any other sensor?

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The beginnings of LiDAR – A time travel back in history

Lidar technology emerged already in the 60s and has evolved from application in aeronautics and aerospace to areas of environment detection such as autonomous driving today.

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At the heart of sensors – MEMS technology for LiDAR

In order to meet automotive requirements, LiDARs need to be highly performant and scalable. MEMS-based LiDARs are a suitable solution. But how is the size of the mirrors defined?

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MEMS mirrors enable LiDAR sensors for the mass market

LiDARs have struggled with problems such as performance, robustness and scalability. Blickfeld’s technology ensures mass market readiness for LiDARs.