Raytheon has received a patent from the U.S. government for a system that works to collect real-time distance and speed readings from the laser radar-generated data stream.
Joe Marron, a Raytheon optical engineer, invented the technology that received the U.S. patent number 10,000,000, the company said Tuesday.
Marron and the company filed a patent application in 2015 for the platform, which is designed to build up the capability of laser radars to identify and monitor objects and could have potential applications in autonomous cars.
The system works to facilitate data compression by spreading data across various pixels and adopting the quadrature detection approach.
“We can take terabytes of information and translate it down into something that can be digested by a computer,” Marron said of the patented system.
Raytheon has approximately 13,000 active patents and over 4,300 pending patent applications.