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.
February 17, 2021
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?
December 3, 2020
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?
November 23, 2020
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?
September 2, 2020
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?
August 19, 2020
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.
April 23, 2020
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?
April 23, 2020
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.