Autonomous Vehicles require long range, high resolution LIDAR at highway speeds for navigation and collision avoidance. This requires a large aperture and high speed scanning. Polygon scanners meet all these requirements but a large aperture polygon scanner might not fit in a compact LIDAR system.
Precision Laser Scanning is now introducing its MIM™ scanners. MIM stands for ‘Motor In Mirror’. This unique MIM scanner design has a very low profile by building the compact, precision scanning motor inside a hollow, precision polygon mirror. A four sided MIM scanner can scan 120 degrees wide in front of the vehicle. The mirror aperture is large enough to see hundreds of meters ahead of the vehicle. Depending on the configuration, scan rates in the KHz range are possible with very low power consumption.
MIM scanners are rugged for motor vehicle use. Scanning is not upset by shock and vibration. Wide temperature swings do not affect performance. Start Of Scan detection provides highly accurate beam positioning.
MIM scanners are custom made to fit customer requirements. The MIM scanner design is scalable for a wide range of aperture sizes, scan angles and scan rates. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn here about the advantages of Variable Vertical Field of View in Autonomous Vehicles.
Learn here about MEMS vs Polygon scanners. MIM scanners are advanced form of polygon scanners for AV LIDAR.
Precision Laser Scanning, LLC, is the leading supplier of high speed polygon laser scanning products and technology. We provide know how to assist OEMs to integrate our products into LIDAR systems.