Feasibility study of the technical and commercial potential of OptiGOTs VCSEL-technology within LiDAR
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 300 000
|April 2017 - July 2017
Purpose and goal
The main objective of the project was to investigate technical and commercial conditions to apply OptiGOT VCSEL-technology within LiDAR. The team has during the project realised that LidAR is not the primer application area that will help to expand the existing business. However, based on customer interaction and market analysis the team has identified other areas of interest such as nisch applications within medical technology and space technology. The end result is that OptiGOT now has a more clear strategy as to expanding the business model to involve nisch customers.
Expected results and effects
The expectations was that LiDAR would be a high potential application area. However, the project has helped the team to identify other areas of higher potential, both technical and commercial. This realisation has resulted in a number of customer interactions, including customer with more specific requirements than in comparison to the existing business model that is mainly focusing on data com applications.
Planned approach and implementation
At an early stage the team had meetings and a dialog with the Gothenburg based company Qamcom. Our discussions emerged to the conclusion that LiDAR is a difficult area to apply VCSEL-technology. The result was also the identification of specific nisch requirements, not only within LiDAR but within other areas. The project has thereafter been executed in-house to perform market analysis and perform technical investigations in collaboration with Chalmers University of Technology.