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A compact 3D lidar based on an electrothermal two-axis MEMS scanner for small UAV
Author(s): Dingkang Wang; Stephan Strassle; Aaron Stainsby; Yunkai Bai; Sanjeev Koppal ; Huikai Xie
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports an electrothermal MEMS mirror-based LiDAR system. The MEMS mirror has a low driving voltage of 9 V and a large mirror aperture of 2 mm in diameter. The working range of this system is 80 to 250 cm with a distance resolution of 7.2 cm. The complete LiDAR prototype can fit into a small volume of 100 mm×100 mm×60 mm with the weight under 100 g. The use of such a MEMS mirror can greatly reduce the weight, size and power of LiDAR modules, making it possible for small UAVs to carry LiDAR for accurate navigation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10636, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXIII, 106360G (10 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2304529
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Dingkang Wang, Univ of Florida (United States)
Stephan Strassle, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Aaron Stainsby, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Yunkai Bai, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Sanjeev Koppal , Univ. of Florida (United States)
Huikai Xie, Univ. of Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10636:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXIII
Monte D. Turner; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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