FMCW Lidar for Mapping Applications
Blackmore has developed real-time, 3D imaging lidar products based on frequency modulation and coherent detection for autonomous driving and defense applications. The advantages of this approach include long range performance, interference rejection, and low cost. Further, FMCW systems directly measure velocity. The unique velocity data field accelerates quality map creation through the filtering of transient objects. Further, velocity data can enhance the performance of INS solutions. These advantages will be discussed against the backdrop of static and mobile data collections performed with Blackmore lidar systems.