What is LIDAR

LIDAR is an acronym for LIght Detection And Ranging.

What can you do with LIDAR?

  • Measure distance
  • Measure speed
  • Measure rotation
  • Measure chemical composition and concentration

of a remote target where the target can be a clearly defined object, such as a vehicle, or a diffuse object such as a smoke plume or clouds.


  • The 13th Coherent Laser Radar Conference will be in Japan next summer (2005).

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Last modified 21 September 2004