Long-range LiDAR sensor operates to 250 meters

Blickfeld LiDAR sensor
Blickfeld has launched a MEMS-based LiDAR sensor for extended detection of objects at a distance of up to 250 meters. (Blickfeld)

Solid-state LiDAR technology provider Blickfeld has launched a MEMS-based LiDAR sensor for extended detection of objects at a distance of up to 250 meters. Combined with the company’s previously introduced Blickfeld Cube, Blickfeld now offers a full LiDAR suite for autonomous vehicles.

The older Cube solid-state LiDAR sensor has a range of 150 meters with 10% reflection. It exhibits an resolution of 0.18 in..

Blickfeld’s sensor comprises a proprietary silicon MEMS mirror embedded in a coaxial structure that is based on commercial standard components.

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By precisely generating a dense 3D point cloud and then evaluating it in real time using Blickfeld’s software stack, the company makes an important contribution to enabling autonomous driving. The Blickfeld technology ensures precise environmental detection even in darkness, fog or strong sunlight.

"With the Cube Range, we have developed an extraordinary LiDAR which, thanks to its outstanding properties, is particularly suitable for driving at highway speed because it provides reliable environmental images even under these conditions," said Dr. Mathias Müller, co-founder and CEO of Blickfeld, in a statement. "Autonomous vehicles are just one application example for our LiDAR sensors. We also see a great demand in other areas, such as security, agriculture and smart city environments. Therefore, we are all the more pleased that the Cube Range has already proven itself successfully in various projects and will be available for purchase in 2019."

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