Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Organisation University of Oulu
Project title Solid-state 3D range imaging using pulsed time-of-flight approach
Applicant / Contact person Häkkinen, Juha
Decision No. 339997
Decision date 03.06.2021
Funding period 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2024
Funding 450 000
Project description
3D 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, 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 a generic single photon detection based, solid-state 3D range imaging technology that meet these needs and can be realized in miniature size, and also can be customized according to the specific need in terms of the performance parameters.