Military-Grade Performance in Autonomous Vehicles
AEye was founded in 2013 by CTO and President Luis Dussan, a leading technologist at Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, responsible for designing mission-critical targeting systems for fighter jets that searched for, identified and tracked incoming threats. Dussan realized that a self-driving car faces a similar challenge: it must be able to see, classify, and respond to an object – whether it’s a parked car or a child crossing the street – in real time and before it’s too late.
At AEye, Luis applied these same principles. He brought together a team of esteemed scientists and electro-optics engineers from NASA, Lockheed, Northrop, the U.S. Air Force, and DARPA to create the highest performing sensing and perception system for the most challenging situations, ensuring the highest levels of safety for autonomous driving. The result is AEye’s patented iDAR™ (Intelligent Detection and Ranging) platform, which leverages a modular, software-configurable system architecture that employs deterministic artificial intelligence processed at the edge of the network. AEye’s solid-state iDAR™ introduces a number of industry firsts, including a bistatic MEMS scanner and receiver architecture that enables the collection of better information with less data, for faster, more accurate decision-making – key to the safe rollout of autonomous and partially automated applications for automotive, trucking, railroads and adjacent industries.