LiDARs send out rapid pulses of laser light. The pulses hit a surface, are reflected and return to the LiDAR. A detector then measures each pulse’s time of flight. Thereby, the LiDAR can calculate the distance between itself and the target with high accuracy. By repeating this in quick succession the LiDAR builds up a high-definition ‘point cloud’ of the scene it is measuring.
Blickfeld LiDARs are equipped with a proprietary silicon MEMS mirror, which is specifically designed for LiDAR applications. Besides features like long range and wide field of view, it allows you to adjust scanning parameters. So you can flexibly adjust the number of scan lines per frame, making it possible to create high definition images with up to 200 scan lines.