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Passive Technologies for Sensing Very Constrained in Capability According to LeddarTech


Quebec City, QC -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/18/2015 -- Pierre Olivier, Vice President, Engineering and Manufacturing, LeddarTech Inc. recently authored an important white paper regarding detection and ranging. Olivier said, "Although it is possible to obtain distance information with passive technologies, such as stereo triangulation of camera images, these passive technologies are usually very constrained in capability. For instance, stereo triangulation requires well-defined edges for the matching algorithms to work. Therefore, the most commonly used technologies for measuring the position of an object involve sending energy towards the object to be measured, collecting the echo signal, and analyzing this echo signal to determine the position of one or several objects located in the sensor's field of view. Since energy is intentionally emitted towards the object to be measured, we will refer to these technologies as being "active."

Of these, some technologies rely on the geometric location of the return echo to infer position information. For instance, structured lighting involves projecting an array of dots towards the object to be measured, and analyzing the geometric dispersion of the dots on the object using a camera and image analysis. To read the entire paper concentrates on technologies capable of providing a detection and ranging functionality, as it is the most complex of the three applications.

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About LeddarTech
LeddarTech is the owner and provider of the patented, leading-edge Leddar sensing technology which enables advanced detection and ranging systems. Leddar performs time-of-flight measurements using light pulses processed through innovative algorithms, detecting a wide range of objects under various environmental conditions.

Leddar sensing technology is globally deployed in all types of devices and applications, from specialized industrial solutions to high volume Internet of Things (IoT) sensing applications. Already growing at 200% CAGR over the last few years, the sensor market is expected to reach more than a trillion dollars in 2020.

The highly adaptable Leddar technology serves multiple industry sectors in different formats (from sensor ICs to off-the-shelf sensor modules), providing brand owners and OEMs with a best-of-class sensing solution optimized for their application and ensuring quick and simple integration.

LeddarTech's technology is accessible to all interested in exploring the new frontiers of innovation through sensors, from maker communities experimenting with sensor modules to specialized industrial leaders and large consumer goods manufacturers working on new products or applications.

LeddarTech (http://bit.ly/1f7zvEk) is a key technological enabler in the sensor revolution under way. The Quebec-based company provides a core technology that makes it possible to develop highly efficient sensors that are required in the deployment of very-high-volume sensing applications. LeddarTech was named the Most Innovative Device Solution at first ever IoT Awards as well as awarded the Gold Medal for Best New Product of the Year at Best in Biz Awards International.

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