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3D Lightfield Sensor
Existing LiDAR architectures suffer from a fundamental performance limitation.
In order to measure distance to the objects in the scene, they need to restrict light emission to short pulses or concentrate photons in a particular direction.
This filtering results in limited photons being available, which translates into unsatisfactory range and resolution.
Similar to insects’ eyes, Ommatidia LiDAR’s products use a large array of individual elements to sample the reflected light of the scene to image.
This novel bio-inspired architecture allows the use of continuous broad-beamed illumination of the entire scene.
High-power illumination can be used safely for the first time in 3D imaging. Combining this with single-photon sensitivity results in unrivalled performance.