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  • LiDAR (also known as ‘Ladar‘) is a remote sensing technology that illuminates an object with a laser beam and then analyzes the returning light to measure the distance to the target.
  • LiDAR is an abbreviation for Light Detection and Ranging, but its original meaning is to contain light or radar.
  • You can find a large variety of applications for this technology on Wikipedia. The products that we develop are applied in vehicles, robots and the military/security.
  • Because the laser emitted for detection must be safe for human eyes, we have, in cooperation with Korea Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), developed and commercialized an eye-safe fiber laser module and an optical detector (APD) module.
  • For our current project, a stationary 3D LiDAR, we have developed our own chips, modules, system and even sources of light, thus responding to the global trends and contributing to the development of domestic technologies.
  • Eye-safety is ensured by using 1,550 nm wavelength.
  • Compared to Radar, LiDAR is superior in improving pedestrian detection due to its high spatial and distance resolution.
  • While the world‘s best equipment can currently offer only 64 pixel resolution vertically, the stationary 3D LiDAR that we are currently developing will reach 240 pixels which will make it an absolute advantage for ensuring pedestrian safety and detecting targets.