Partnership Resource Projects

Dual mode 3D Single Pixel Camera – Leonardo and University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow and Leonardo will investigate the performance of an innovative compact dual mode 3D Single Pixel Camera (SPC), utilizing pulsed laser sources operating in the visible and near infra-red, in providing high spatial resolution image reconstruction of objects and real world scenes over distances of tens to hundreds of metres.

This will be the first time a 3D SPC will have been demonstrated for infrared ranging and profiling in a field trial and if successful, could lead to the development of a robust 3D time-of-flight imaging LIDAR for the visible and IR using low cost single –pixel detectors and cheaper detection optics to provide a more functional alternative to expensive scanning systems. While practical applications for the technology will be relevant for the defence sector, Leonardo and Glasgow University will also explore the technology’s potential to other market sectors.


About Leonardo

Leonardo is a global player in the high-tech sectors and a major operator worldwide in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors. Leonardo is based in Italy, has more than 47,000 employees (as at 12/31/2015), of whom about 37% abroad, and in 2015 recorded revenues of EUR 13.0 billion and orders of EUR 12.4 billion. Based on the dual use of technologies, Leonardo designs and creates products, systems, services and integrated solutions both for the defence sector and for public and private customers of the civil sector, both in Italy and abroad. For more information visit