Posts made in May, 2013

Aerostar completed a road show for its LIDAR proof of concept

Aerostar completed a road show for its LIDAR proof of concept

A prototype of the LIDAR architecture was recently demonstrated to some of Aerostar’s select international customers and partners, at their respective test sites. Developed on a mix of commercial evaluation processing boards and custom developed optronics and interface components, the prototype was used to validate and demonstrate the capabilities of Aerostar’s unique digital signal...

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Test platform and the stress of travel: the origin of the “PizzaBox” name

Test platform and the stress of travel: the origin of the “PizzaBox” name

The TRL-4 prototype for the LIDAR sensor was intended for laboratory tests only.  It is assembled from a bunch of custom and eval boards, and a lot of long wires. The connectors (zillions of them, it seems), were never intended to withstand the stress of travel and of multiple reassemblies and dissasemblies that a roadshow implies. It is something we manipulate with great caution. Then,  back in...

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