Flight Time or Beats of Light can tell us the Distance.
Distance to the Moon, first Measure by LASER, 1961
Real Time, Accurate & Far, even to the Moon
Lots of Applications : Self Driving Vehicle, Transport, Agriculture, Architecture, Geology, Environment, Safety, Security
A laser rangefinder is a rangefinder using pulsed laser beam to measure the distance to an _object_. It usually shot a laser pulse and measure the time of flight to return.
The rangefinder market is estimated at 1.32 Billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 3.57 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 21.91% from 2017 to 2022.
The growth of the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for high-precision equipment in industrial processes and enhanced accuracy in sports activities with the use of rangefinders. - "Rangefinder Market by Type (Ultrasonic & Laser), End Use (Defense, Commercial & Sports), Range (Very Low (<50 M), Low (50 M To 500 M), Medium (500 M To 2.5 Km), & High (>2.5 Km)) and Region - Global Forecast to 2022",
What we are Doing
LIDAR can be thought a laser range finder with 3D scanning, or Radar using Laser instead of Radio wave. Historically, Its first
applications came in meteorology,
where the National Center for Atmospheric Research used it to measure clouds. Now, LIDAR is considered one of the most important sensors to realize autonomous vehicle.