Autonomous Driving Through Remote Sensing and Imaging

Solid-state beam steering can provide automotive optical sensors, such as lidar, with improved field of view, range, and resolution

Steering Illumination and Detection Paths for Narrowband Optical Sensors

Automotive sensing increasingly relies on the rich spatial information available from cameras and lidars. Liquid crystal polarization gratings (LCPGs) can steer both illumination and detection paths for narrowband optical sensors — without any moving parts. Additionally, LCPGs are one of the only non-mechanical steering technologies capable of steering large apertures. In automotive sensing, this enables steering of the large receiver apertures required for long-range detection of weak signals.

Steve Serati is the Chief Technology Officer at Boulder Nonlinear Systems.

The automotive sector is an exciting challenge due to the demands on performance, robustness, and price. We’re proving that our non-mechanical steering technologies are up to that challenge.

Steve Serati

Chief Technology Officer

Light Control Technology

BNS specializes in two core technologies to develop devices and systems for a variety of research and industrial applications in the defense, biomedical, automotive, aerospace, and basic science fields.

Non-mechanical Beam Steering Spatial Light Modulators