Academy of Finland
Funding decision
 
Name Kostamovaara, Juha
Organisation OY
Project title
Single photon detection based 2D/3D ranging in high background illumination conditions
Decision No. 317144
Decision date 18.06.2018
Funding period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2021
Funding 400 000
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Project description
3D/2D range imaging has huge forward potential that can be expanded to numerous areas, provided that the imaging techniques would allow reliable, fast and essentially latency-free observation of environment dynamics, and would work also in high background illumination conditions. Applications of this kind can be found in vehicle control and guidance systems, drones, robotics, smart home, security (e.g. identification), man-machine communication (e.g. excavators, bore machinery), gesture control and consumer electronics (games), for example. These applications require a relatively high measurement rate, low cost and in many cases a realization in miniature quite comparable to that found in modern CMOS cameras. The goal of this proposal is to develop generic single photon detection based 3D/2D range imager technologies that meet these needs and can also be customized according to the specific need in terms of the performance parameters.