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Shining a Light on Lidar

A Brief History of Lidar The foundational concept of measuring how long it takes light to bounce off an object and then return to the observer and then converting that into a measure of distance, or “Lidar”, was first theorized in 1930 by EH Synge. He used searchlights to study the atmosphere, and then in …

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A Brief History of Police Radar

Radar speed detection capabilities were first developed in 1935 in Great Britain by Sir Robert Watson-Watt and his assistant Arnold Wilkins. They figured out how to use radio waves to detect enemy planes at great distances and also utilized this technology to locate German U-boats. He later helped the United States to expand their radar …

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