The future of LiDAR is now

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) has come a long way from when it was first introduced and then deployed on the surface of the moon in 1969. Back then it was in the form of the lunar laser ranging retroreflector array, weighing 77-kilograms, and mounted in a 46-centimeter (18-inch) square aluminum panel. It also must have cost a pretty penny!

 

But, the rapid growth of the LiDAR industry has brought with it questions regarding its applicability, mainly in the form of size, weight, power consumption, affordability, and data retrieval. These questions need answering now, and it’s here where the future of LiDAR lies.

 

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