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Portable 3D Flash LIDAR Camera Kit™

The Portable 3D Flash LIDAR Camera Kit™ is a modular system that has been shipping since 2004. This 3D camera allows ASC’s customers the maximum flexibility to evaluate, design and model their target 3D camera solution. The Portable camera is larger than the TigerEye and provides a wide range of options facilitating hardware and software interface and control point development, as well as modeling quality design decisions.

The Portable 3D Flash LIDAR Camera Kit is a medium form-factor 3D Flash LIDAR camera that is comprised of several components including, the (A) Base Unit which contains the eye-safe laser and sensor engine, (B) the optical lens and diffusers, (C) cooling options, (D) licensed software, and (E) an optional 2D camera.

The modular Portable 3D Flash LIDAR Camera integrated with an eye-safe 1.57um, air-cooled, diode-pumped laser, a 85mm, F/1.4 (custom) lens with optional co-aligned thermal camera. The total system weight is ~6.5kg, depending upon lens configuration (i.e. the larger the lens, the greater the weight).

There is a wide range of options available for the Portable Camera, including various lens/diffusers, lasers with power options depending on range requirements. The Portable system is operated in conjunction with laptop computer which is used to control the camera and display the 3D images and video streams. This Portable system can also be used with the customer’s lasers, lens and computers, provided the total system conforms to ASC’s system design requirements. The 20 Hz system is designed for real-time 3D video stream acquisition and allows for 1 to 20 frames per second. 30Hz operations are possible in burst mode. Because of the array of possible system choices, it is recommended having a consultation with an ASC Sales representative to determine the exact usage and requirements. Customized lasers are available. It is possible to reconfigure the Portable to support 1.06 um lasers if required.

The Portable Base System


  • Camera/Laser Chassis
  • Camera (CEA (Sensor Engine))
    • 128 x 128 InGaAs APD (detector array)
  • Force air cooled laser assembly (12 mJ/pulse) (–FA)
  • Diode Pumped Compact Laser 1~20 Hz System
    • Eye-safe Laser: 12mJ ~ 20mJ, 1570nm
    • Operating up 1~20Hz
  • Windows-based notebook PC including ASC control and viewing software
  • 9º field of view lens and diffuser
  • Interface cables (Camera Link® interface and cable (data & command interface))
  • Power Supply & Operation
    • 2 x 120 watt 120 VAC to DC power supplies
      • Voltage = 115VAC @ 2.2A, camera only
      • Voltage = 115VAC @ 2.2A, laser only
    • Operational range: 0C to 50C
  • Portable FLVC Base Unit Pricing: PM-2809-FA

The Portable Optics: Receiver Lens and Diffusers

The individual diffusers are matched to each lens field of view. Diffusers convert the laser output to square "top hat" FWHM patterns, while ensuring efficiency and uniformity of scene illumination. ASC provides four (4) lens/diffuser combinations supporting the 128 x 128 pixels (16,384 total pixels) sensor engine. These lens/diffuser combinations may be ordered separately.

  • 45º field of view Lens/diffuser (Part number -2845-)
    • LD-2845-PM: 45º field of view; 128 x 128 pixels resolution
    • 17mm EFFL (Field of View 45º x 45º), F/1.4 (12mm aperture) @ 1.57 um
    • Range ~ 70 meters
  • 9º field of view Lens/diffuser
    • LD-2809-PM: 9º field of view; 128 x 128 pixels resolution
    • 85mm EFFL (Field of View 8.6º x 8.6º), F/1.4 (60mm aperture) @ 1.57 um
    • Range ~ 300 meters @ 20% reflectance
  • 3º field of view Lens/diffuser
    • LD-2803-PM: 3º field of view; 128 x 128 pixels resolution
    • 250mm EFFL (Field of View 3º x 3º), F/2.1 (120mm aperture) @ 1.57 um
    • Range ~ 600 meters @ 20% reflectance
  • 1.5º field of view Lens/diffuser
    • LD-2801-PM: 1.5º field of view; 128 x 128 pixels resolution
      • T05120F4.2-57 120mm Aperture, 500mm EFFL@1.57um, FOV 1.5 degree
      • T05120F4.2-06 120mm Aperture, 500mm EFFL@1.06um, FOV 1.5 degree
    • 500mm EFFL; (Field of View 1.5º x 1.5º), F/4.2 (120mm aperture) @ 1.57 um
    • Range ~ 1,100 meters @ 20% reflectance

The Portable Cooling System

The Portable 3D Camera comes standard with a Forced Air cooling system. The user may choose from the other available options depending upon the temperature range requirements.

  • Forced Air (included on base unit) -FA
  • Liquid Cooling, including chiller box -CC

Flash3D™ Licensed Software (included with Base System, operating on the PC)

  • Camera command & control (Note: Software not the same for the TigerEye FLVC)
  • Camera Status
  • 3D and 2D data viewing software
  • Data analysis (3D)
  • All s/w installed by ASC prior to camera shipment
  • Note: The Portable Flash3D software is different than the TigerView software though contains many of the same functionalities.

Optional Cameras

  • 2D IR Camera, co-aligned with Portable 3D FLVC (Part number: 2D-C015-IR)
  • 2D visible Camera, co-aligned with Portable 3D FLVC (Part number 2D-C00M-VS)


The Portable Evaluation Kit includes other key items:

  • Heavy duty, protective, portable camera case (for transportation & storage)
  • Control and viewing (data viewer) software
  • Operators Manual
  • 90 day warranty and phone support (included)

Sample Configuration

The part number configuration follows a simple assembly paradigm. For example, the PM-2809-FA contains:

  • The Portable FLVC Base Unit PM-
  • 128 x 128 pixel resolution 28
  • 9º field of view lens/diffuser (128x128 pixels) 09
  • With the forced air cooling system -FA

Product dimensions PM-2809-FA