Definition of lidar in English:

lidar

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Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪdɑː
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A detection system which works on the principle of radar, but uses light from a laser.
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    • Automotive manufacturers are looking at technologies that include radar and lidar to make such measurements, and could have the systems on the market within two or three years.
    • With the combination of GPS and inertial systems, and the use of a lidar (light detection and ranging) system, the plane's exact recording position and precise topographical data on the earth's surface can be ascertained.
    • The pulse energies in the solid-state laser can be higher since these lasers store energy longer and more efficiently than fiber lasers, and this higher power improves the performance of lidar and remote-sensing systems.

Origin

1960s: blend of light1 and radar.

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