LIDAR stands for ‘Light Detection And Ranging’ sensors. These highly versatile devices can send and scan a pulsed laser through an environment and calculate the exact sensor orientation and position to determine the reflected signals’ return time.
The most significant component of LIDAR sensors are their filters which separate target signals from others and prevent external light, including sunlight, from hitting the detector. By using this method, you can measure the precise distance of any object on the surface of the earth. The LIDAR system can use a range of filters depending on its use.
Uses and Applications of LIDAR Filters
The right choice of filter is critical because these sensors are usually mounted to UVAs, satellites, autonomous vehicles, and various other platforms that need to operate in harsh environments for a long period with minimal maintenance. Most LIDAR filters are thin-film ultra-narrowband interference filters that don’t block the target signals from reaching the filter.
There is a wide range of LIDAR filter uses and applications in various industries.
Space Research and Development
The advanced LIDAR filters used in LIDAR systems help in space research and development. These filters can work in high-temperature ranges and harsh environments without needing maintenance for a long time.
Transportation agencies are utilizing high-quality filters in LIDAR systems to survey the infrastructure of roadways as an alternative to traditional tools and devices. These filters help with accurate data collection, which is a challenge with other tools.
In the automotive industry, the use of LIDAR filters is growing rapidly due to the development of autonomous vehicles. The automakers and technology companies utilize a LIDAR filtration system that enables cars to sense and respond to the surrounding environment precisely.
LIDAR Filters from ECI
Evaporated Coatings, Inc. is a leader in optical coatings and mirrors design and development. We have developed thousands of optical coating products and mirrors according to various client’s specifications. Our knowledge and expertise enable us to produce LIDAR filters according to your specific requirements for your LIDAR system.
Our LIDAR filters are made to withstand high temperatures, harsh and rugged space and terrestrial environments, and display very low polarization with high reflectance, giving peak performance. We can design LIDAR filters and mirrors in any size without compromising their qualities, flexibility, and performance.
More About Evaporated Coatings, Inc.
Evaporated Coatings has been providing high-precision and premium quality optical coatings to various industries for over 60 years. We have always remained at the forefront of this evolving field and have developed multiple thin-film filter designs according to the requirements of our clients using innovative technology and advanced skills.
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