LiDAR- like system to produce images from reflected photons

LiDAR- like system to produce images from reflected photons

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US: Researchers from MIT’s Laboratory of Electronics have recently described that a new LiDAR-like system can use the same reflected photons to produce images of a quality that a conventional imaging system would require 900 times as much light to match.

The new system it works much more reliably than LiDAR in bright sunlight, when ambient light can yield misleading readings. It can gauge the depth when only a single photon is detected from each location. Since a conventional LiDAR system would require about 100 times as many photons to make depth estimates of similar accuracy under comparable conditions, the new system could yield substantial savings in energy and time.

Source: MIT