Overview

Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) has been involved in development of components and systems for use in imaging LIDAR since its inception. Key technologies include 3D stacked electronics, 3D imaging lasers, and advanced surveillance processing based on large focal plane arrays. ISC's 3D stacking techniques provide inherent benefits for detector-to-ROIC interfacing such as greatly reduced capacitance allowing higher bandwidth, higher fill factor by pushing circuitry into ROIC, and increased electronics integration by orthogonal bonding of detector and ROIC.

Figure 1: ISC Key Technologies Enhancing LIDAR Systems

LIDAR applications and benefits include:

  • Assisting Vehicle Navigation – Land, Sea, Air...
    • Enhancing Your Personal Safety...
      • Securing Your Properties and Facilities...
        • Supporting First Responders...
          • Working 24/7 in Good Weather and Bad...
            • And Doing It With Affordable, Completely Eye Safe Lasers...
              • This Is The Vision Of Irvine Sensors LIDAR Products.






Current prototype provides a 360° Navigational LIDAR (NavLIDAR) with specifications detailed below. The system uses a 1550nm eye-safe laser with 2GHz front-end processing to achieve a 7cm resolution. All interface commands and control is performed through a GbE Ethernet port. A 3D point cloud viewer interfaces and display data in real-time. Screenshots and videos produced by the first generation system can be seen in LIDAR Image Gallery and LIDAR Video Gallery.



First Gen NavLIDAR Specifications


  • 360° x 30° FOV
  • 5 frames per second (1 frame=360°)
  • 7cm resolution
  • 125m range
  • 1550nm eye-safe laser
  • 24V DC supply
  • Configuration and real-time viewer software
  • GbE Interface



NavLIDAR Image Gallery

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NavLIDAR Videos


Unprocessed, real-time point cloud image generated by NavLIDAR as it is spinning in an alleyway. All data is streamed over GbE link to viewer PC. Each ring-grid line represents a distance of 10 meters.





Unprocessed, real-time point cloud image generated by NavLIDAR as it is spinning in an alleyway. Image of a parked car with a person getting in and out is shown.



Unprocessed, real-time point cloud image generated by NavLIDAR as it is spinning in a parking lot. The video shows image of surrounding buildings, cars, and trees. The high detail of the point cloud and ranging up to 150m can be observed.




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