What all the specs mean, how they're measured, and why they matter.
Digging into the datasheets to compare different lidar sensors can be frustrating and confusing. How do you get an apples-to-apples comparison? What tradeoffs exist between specs? Is everything being measured the same way?
Join us as we take a deeper look into the performance metrics that are used to assess and compare lidar sensors.
In this series, we walk through a lidar sensor datasheet and explain what the different specs mean—highlighting range, precision, frame rate, resolution, and reliability. We'll explain how we measure these specs, what tradeoffs you may see between the specs, and why they matter for different lidar applications. Then we will walk through a point cloud and show how you can observe the specs in the data itself.