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LiDAR Basics

Ever wondered how a LiDAR sensor works? Or how LiDAR sensors are used in the world around you? Did you know that the word LiDAR is actually an acronym? Learn about this and so much more in LiDAR Basics.

Customer Stories

Skyfish develop smarter drones
“The LiDAR is fantastic. The form factor is great, it's super light, super small, easy to mount doesn't take up a lot of real estate. The level of customer service that we've been receiving, that's more important than anything.”
Black Swift Technologies - volcano, hurricane, glacier and wildfire monitoring
“The thing that we found most attractive about your LiDAR when we started using it was just their size and capabilities on our aircraft. Even on a 10 foot wingspan aircraft we don't have a ton of margin for weight, so it's a nice, small, simple solution that works well. I mean the LW20 is just 10 grams.”
University of New Brunswick
"When you relying heavily on a piece of equipment, especially electronics, it's really great to have a consistent person you can ask questions, who understands your project and is there to support you - and with whom you can build rapport."
The Eye Above: NPO Conservation: South Africa
“There are many cheaper and/or heavier LiDARs, the magic was to find a high performance LIDAR at a good price for the size/weight requirements that actually works for our airframe. Lightware LiDAR was the only company that ticked all these boxes.”
ArduPilot
“LightWare LiDAR’s - they're just really good LIDARs. And that's really nice for us as when a customer buys them, they work. The hardware quality is good. Then on the Ardupilot software side, we get less support calls and that makes our lives easier.” 
Leo Technologies
“LightWare LiDAR are kind of our de facto standard now, for us, because they are reliable, they work!”
Parkki & Smart Parking Solutions
“We had almost immediate good results with our SF30/C from LightWare LiDAR. Even the results from our first proof of concept were impressive, from the first prototype which was small. Provided great scanning distance and was really efficient.”
AVY
We are very happy so far with the performance, value-for-money proposition and overall weight!
Skyfish develop smarter drones
“The LiDAR is fantastic. The form factor is great, it's super light, super small, easy to mount doesn't take up a lot of real estate. The level of customer service that we've been receiving, that's more important than anything.”
Black Swift Technologies - volcano, hurricane, glacier and wildfire monitoring
“The thing that we found most attractive about your LiDAR when we started using it was just their size and capabilities on our aircraft. Even on a 10 foot wingspan aircraft we don't have a ton of margin for weight, so it's a nice, small, simple solution that works well. I mean the LW20 is just 10 grams.”
University of New Brunswick
"When you relying heavily on a piece of equipment, especially electronics, it's really great to have a consistent person you can ask questions, who understands your project and is there to support you - and with whom you can build rapport."
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In less than three months, a team of engineers designed and built the unmanned cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype. The innovative vehicle will be used to test and evolve Boeing’s autonomous technology for future aerospace vehicles. Boeing using the SF11/C long-range (100 meter) and lightweight LiDAR

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We are delighted to announce that Sanari Capital, investment partners to LightWare LiDAR, has won special recognition at this year’s Private Equity Africa (PEA) Awards for its investment in LightWare LiDAR. Sanari took the award for Best Technology Deal in the African market.
This USA-based company specializes in the design and manufacture of LiDAR sensors for autonomous vehicles and machines. The award-winning SF45 scanning microLiDAR™ weighs just 59g but delivers the performance of much lar...

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