SAN DIEGO, CA --- 5D Robotics, Inc., announces the acquisition of Time Domain, the world leader in Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology products and services. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Time Domain is the leading provider of small, low-power UWB ranging radio and radar sensors
which measure distance with an accuracy of 2 centimeters, send data, and detect objects, people
and obstacles. 5D has partnered with Time Domain since 2012, adapting the latter’s PulsON®
ranging radios into precision autonomous navigation and positioning solutions for a wide variety of air and ground vehicles. The transaction strengthens the combined entity’s position as a technology leader in vehicle autonomy and assured mobility through a combination of products, intellectual property of over 100 patents, and a staff of over 50 people.
Platforms for autonomous mobility utilizing UWB technology include industrial equipment such as warehouse forklifts and scissor lifts, automated guided vehicles in factories, personal mobility vehicles, and drones for industrial mapping. 5D also plans to adapt the UWB technology for use in automotive vehicle applications.
The merged enterprise will continue to support Time Domain’s diverse worldwide customer base.