Lidar (light detection and ranging) is the leading optical technology for measuring distances, from a few meters to several kilometers. Like radar, it measures the travel time of light backscattered or reflected by a target. However, lidar makes it possible to determine distances and map its environment with greater precision.

For over 15 years, INO has been offering custom lidar solutions specially adapted to client applications. Our approach employs pulsed sources such as lasers or LEDs and detection electronics that digitize the lidar signal to collect information generally not available using conventional lidar systems. For example, our technology can measure the distance of a solid obstacle in foggy conditions, the level of an agitated liquid behind a suspended droplet cloud, or multiple targets in the same field of view. It also makes it possible to evaluate the visibility and map the relative concentrations of aerosol clouds.

INO now offers the AeroMap platform, a near-infrared, full waveform lidar for dust and aerosol 3D monitoring.

Our expertise: Custom lidar solutions

  • Custom design of emission/detection optics, optical fiber heads, pulse-generating electronics, detection electronics, acquisition and processing electronics, and synchronization systems

  • Portable underwater lidar systems
  • Distance measurement under low-visibility conditions such as fog, rain, snow, dust, and smoke

  • 3D aerosol mapping (solid and liquid relative concentration measurements)

  • Various lidar platforms: compact, full waveform digitization, imaging, multiple field of view (MFOV), multiple wavelength, and waveform equalization

Our strength: Know-how

We master lidar technology and all its components to offer state-of-the-art distance measurement solutions unavailable anywhere else.

Fields of application:

  • Dust emission monitoring for factories, mines, and work sites

  • Environmental assessment 

  • Ground, aerospace, and underwater navigational

  • Volume and dimension measurements for the forestry and mining sectors

  • Solid and liquid level measurements assistance

  • Water and seafloor characterization

  • Military telemetry

  • Security and surveillance 

  • Wind measurements

  • Process monitoring


The full waveform digitization lidar systems developed at INO can easily be adapted to specific applications to reduce their cost or size, increase their range or sensitivity, or optimize their performance for particular targets. For applications requiring transverse localization data in addition to distance measurements, INO uses cameras synchronized with illuminators, combined with control and processing algorithms to obtain a true 3D representation of a scene. 

Our full waveform lidar platform is also ready for technological transfer.

Available technology transfers


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