A LiDAR Designer’s Guide to Sensor Technologies

Sept. 27, 2018
This paper from First Sensor reviews the strengths of each LiDAR sensor technology and helps design engineers select the best product for their application.

Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) scanners are critical components in prototype systems for autonomous vehicles, as well as in current systems for adaptive cruise control (ACC), collision avoidance systems, traffic sign recognition, blind spot detection, and lane departure warning. None of these LiDAR-based systems can function without a key component: their sensors — the “eyes” of the system.


As LiDAR and other mobility technologies continue to evolve, design engineers for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of mobility LiDAR systems are challenged with selecting between various sensor technologies. The task is critical as making the right sensor choices clearly mark the path ahead.


This white paper serves as a guide for systems designers making these critical decisions. The paper provides a background on mobility LiDAR system technology, a discussion of the vital requisites involved in selecting the best sensor technology, an examination of the advantages and drawbacks of each of the leading options, and an overview of what's required when evaluating the right provider partner.


Download the white paper below.