SiLC reports a 2km plus range for its LiDAR detector used in C-UAS applications

California-based SiLC Technologies has achieved a range of over 2km for its Eyeonic Vision Sensor, establishing a new benchmark for machine vision technology, the company announced on 7 December.

The achievement represents a doubling of SiLC’s previous record for detection range and surpasses the capabilities of any other LiDAR system currently available, the company claims. The system’s functionalities are pivotal in applications that demand advanced warning and comprehensive environmental understanding, particularly in perimeter security and drone detection areas – in which latter domain SiLC collaborates closely with counter-UAS specialist High Point Aerotechnologies.

“Our latest achievement with the Eyeonic Vision Sensor is not just about setting new records; it’s about enabling practical, real-world applications that require the highest levels of precision and reliability,” said Dr Mehdi Asghari, SiLC’s CEO. “Our collaboration with HPA to incorporate LiDAR into their Counter-UAS systems is a testament to the versatility and impact of our technology.”

“SiLC has made tremendous strides in advancing LiDAR technology for perimeter security and drone detection,” said High Point CTO, Dr Jeff Maas. “Their investments in extending range, polarimetry, waveform control, and optical signal processing for the Eyeonic Vision Sensor endeavors to enhance target differentiation of ambiguous targets in clutter-limited environments. This LiDAR technology is a crucial complement to radar and visible/infrared camera sensors”.

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(Image: SiLC continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in the domain of machine vision. Credit: SiLC)

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