Skip Navigation
Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Tech Transfer

High Resolution, High Sensitivity LIDAR for Robotic Space Operation Support, Phase I

Completed Technology Project

Project Introduction

Design of an advanced 3D LIDAR Receiver is proposed which enables low SWaP LIDAR systems with significantly increased numbers of detectors allowing 3D imagery to be obtained over large areas, with high resolution (cm), high sensitivity (near single photon counting capability), high dynamic range ( 10^5) and high sample rates (GHz) when operated with high pulse rate fiber lasers. These characteristics enable accurate robotic operations under conditions of uncertainty. Operating in SWIR will permit LIDAR operation without inducing noise effects in Vis/VNIR passive sensors which may be operating simultaneously and near the LIDAR. The technical approach will support a wide ,UV to MWIR, spectrum of operating wavelengths by change out of photocathode and optimization of the subsequent amplification and readout parameters. More »

Primary U.S. Work Locations and Key Partners

Technology Transitions

Share this Project

Organizational Responsibility

Project Management

Project Duration

Technology Maturity (TRL)

Technology Areas

Target Destinations

Light bulb

Suggest an Edit

Recommend changes and additions to this project record.
^