10 May 2018 A compact 3D lidar based on an electrothermal two-axis MEMS scanner for small UAV
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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.
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Dingkang Wang, Dingkang Wang, Stephan Strassle, Stephan Strassle, Aaron Stainsby, Aaron Stainsby, Yunkai Bai, Yunkai Bai, Sanjeev Koppal , Sanjeev Koppal , Huikai Xie, Huikai Xie, } "A compact 3D lidar based on an electrothermal two-axis MEMS scanner for small UAV", Proc. SPIE 10636, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXIII, 106360G (10 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2304529; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2304529


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