May 21-23, 2019 | Anaheim Convention Center | Anaheim, CA

Breaking Free of the LiDAR Straitjacket

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
4:10 pm - 4:30 pm

Breaking Free of the LiDAR Straitjacket

3D sensing technologies have made great technical strides over the past two decades, powered by the evolution of LiDAR and a corresponding ability to interrogate at faster speeds, to farther distances, with improved resolution. Yet the brave new world of autonomous systems imposes a new and uncompromising set of performance demands upon existing 3D sensor suites. In addition to aggressive new standards in range, resolution and update rate, these systems require real-time productization, low bandwidth consumption, environmental robustness, and a compact form factor.

These new standards can be achieved by smartly administering a strict LiDAR photon budget, in a manner that emphasizes the collection of information rather than data. In this presentation, AEye will explain how it implements these techniques through “iDAR”, or Intelligent Detection and Ranging: A solid-state, fused-sensor system architecture that leverages random-access scan capability, edge processing, and embedded perception to enable order-of-magnitude performance improvements over traditional LiDAR.

Track Name: SPAR 3D – Autonomous Technologies
Session Date: Jun 5 2018 4:10 pm – 4:30 pm
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