Leaders in 3D Global Shutter
Flash LIDAR™ Cameras and
Vision Systems

What is Global Shutter Flash LIDAR?

Global shutter flash LIDAR (gsf-LIDAR) is the real time 3D imaging / ranging sensor modality of choice for digital elevation mapping, relative navigation, domain awareness, object tracking, sensor fusion and augmented reality applications. Gsf-LIDAR is a true solid state, non-scanning, time of flight (ToF) based 3D imaging technology that provides motion distortion-free, organized point clouds at video rates. Each data point is four dimensional, composed of a set of relative azimuth angle, relative elevation angle, distance, and intensity values which are updated at the end of each frame period. with each  data point and updated at the end of each frame. Range gating allows the sensor to image / range through obscurants such as dust, fog, rain, and snow. Gsf-LIDAR sensors are compact, lightweight, and durable and suitable for a wide range of space, airborne, terrestrial, and marine applications.

Global Shutter Flash LIDAR Advantages

  • No Motion Distortion: Global shutter sampling

  • No Spatial Data Gaps: Contiguous two dimensional pixel coverage

  • Excellent Range Accuracy: ~5cm

  • Real Time Organized Point Clouds: All points are correlated in space and time

  • Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) Capable: Image / range through obscurants such as smoke, dust, fog, rain and snow

  • High Reliability: Solid state, no moving parts

Technology Features
Global Shutter Capture
Global shutter camera system with no motion distortion
Co-Registered Range & Intensity
Real-time, co-registered range and intensity maps
Contiguous Pixels
No spatial data gaps with contiguous pixels
Solid State
Solid state system with no moving parts
Precise Measurements
Embedded high speed time-of-flight digital signal processing provides precise and accurate distance measurements
Degraded Visual Environment
Imaging through degraded visual environments – smoke, dust, fog, rain and snow




Mid-range (<200 m), 32 x 128 global shutter flash LIDAR suitable for ground vehicle and drone applications.


TRL 9, extended range (>10km), radiation hard (100 grad), 128 x 128 global shutter flash LIDAR for satellite proximity, planetary landing and space situational awareness.


Long-range (>1km) 128×128 global shutter flash LIDAR with range gate capabilities, for research, degraded visual, aerial and terrestrial applications


ASC provides standard and customer global shutter flash LIDAR sensors to the following markets.
Global shutter flash LIDAR is the sensor technology of choice for numerous space applications. Our technology is scalable and supports a wide range of space craft categories.
Military markets include a wide variety of airborne, terrestrial, and naval applications which support both unmanned and manned vehicle platforms.
Manned Airborne
Commercial fixed and rotary winged aerial mapping and pilot navigational aid applications such as landing hazard maps and aerial survey / digital elevation mapping.
Under / Thru Water
Custom 632nm global shutter flash LIDAR solutions for airborne drone, shipboard, and underwater vehicle applications.

Who Is ASC?

Advanced Scientific Concepts LLC (ASC) invented the first focal plane array based global shutter flash LIDAR (gsf-LIDAR) sensor. Subsequently, ASC has developed gsf-LIDAR 3D video camera solutions for a wide variety of applications ranging from space to autonomous vehicle. Our dedicated team of engineering, manufacturing, and business professionals are committed to best-in-class gsf-LIDAR products for the space, military, manned airborne, and in / through water markets.

Upcoming Events

Meet the ASC Team and witness the latest
in 3D Flash LIDAR technology at one
of our upcoming exhibits.
International LIDAR Mapping Forum
March 30 – April 1, 2021
Denver, CO
Booth #: TBD
SPIE: Defense, Security & Sensing
April 13 – 15, 2021
Orlando, FL
Booth#: TBD
National Space Symposium
August 22 – 26, 2021
Colorado Springs, CO
Booth#: TBD
AUVSI 2021

May 3 – 6, 2021
Atlanta, GA
Booth #: TBD
Advanced Scientific Concepts LLC (ASC) is a leading provider of real time, global shutter, solid-state, 3D flash LIDAR (3DFL) ranging/imaging systems. Our 3DFL technology offers superior distortion free scene range/intensity mapping capabilities required for real time mapping, guidance navigation & control, situational awareness, tracking, and augmented reality applications.

135 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, CA  93101