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Laser rangefinder - electronic unit

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Digital Systems, Digital Representation
Apparatus Engineering
Electronic measurement systems
Other electronics related (including keyboards)
Other electronics related equipment
Military electronics (excluding communications)
Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering


A Bulgarian research unit with long-term experience in R&D of space technologies and products has developed a laser rangefinder - electronic unit with high measurement range, measurements per minute, precision of measurement and large memory for the measurement storage. The team is looking for partners in the laser and defence technologies sector under commercial agreements with technical assistance.



This Bulgarian research team has developed an electronic unit applicable for laser rangefinders. The team has expertise in R&D and engineering in defence technologies and in the space research domain.

The proposed rangefinder uses a laser beam to determine the distance to an object. The most common form of laser rangefinder operates on the time of flight principle by sending a laser pulse in a narrow beam towards the object and measuring the time taken by the pulse to be reflected off the target and returned to the sender. Due to the high speed of light, this technique may be not appropriate for high precision measurements, where triangulation and other techniques are often used.

The innovative product addresses the problems of precision and range i.e. it allows the measurement distance range to be from 50 to 20000 m, allowing to measure up to 10 targets in a straight line. The precision of the measurement is 5 m. The laser rangefinder has an integrated compass and clock (dd/mm/yyhh/min/sec). The remote control has a range of up to 30 m. The specialised device can store up to 200 targets. Measurements: up to 6 per minute. The working temperature is from - 50 C° to + 50 C°.
Other specifications:
- Power 9-36 V DC
- Password protected ON / OFF
- Indicator light auto ON/OFF

The laser rangefinder also has specially developed remote control software.

The team is looking for partnering companies for commercial agreements with technical assistance, providing the necessary expertise.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
- the proposed laser rangefinder is very accurate, has a high measurement rate, allowing to target up to 10 targets in a straight line; - the control software allows for targets memory capacity to store up to 200 targets with their parameters which is higher in comparison to other devices; - the unit can be operated remotely; - it can be easily integrate into customer systems.

Stage of development

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Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
- Type of partner sought: it is looking for industrial and R&D companies; special purpose industries, defense technology; - Specific area of activity of the partner: partner sought in field of production of sensor platforms and weapon optronics; companies involved in laser technologies sector; - Task to be performed: commercial agreements with technical assistance; to integrate the device in their own solutions / processes, receiving the necessary technical assistance from the developer.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,251-500,SME 51-250