(19)
(11)EP 4 020 007 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
27.07.2022 Bulletin 2022/30

(43)Date of publication A2:
29.06.2022 Bulletin 2022/26

(21)Application number: 21198630.2

(22)Date of filing:  23.09.2021
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
G01S 7/481(2006.01)
G02B 26/12(2006.01)
G02B 5/09(2006.01)
(52)Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC):
G01S 7/4817; G01S 17/931; G02B 26/12; G02B 5/09
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 22.12.2020 RU 2020142431

(71)Applicant: YANDEX SELF DRIVING GROUP LLC
Moscow, Skolkovo 121205 (RU)

(72)Inventor:
  • SACHKOV, Andrey Vladimirovich
    127521 Moscow (RU)

(74)Representative: Murgitroyd & Company 
Murgitroyd House 165-169 Scotland Street
Glasgow G5 8PL
Glasgow G5 8PL (GB)

  


(54)SCANNER FOR A LIDAR SYSTEM AND LIDAR SYSTEMS AND METHODS INCLUDING A SCANNER


(57) LIDAR system of an autonomous vehicle (220) including a scanner (308) and a controller (310) for controlling the scanner (308). The scanner (308) comprises: a hub component (352) comprising a hub body (352) which is rotational about a hub rotation axis (356); at least three mirror components (350)moveably connected to the hub component (352), each mirror component (350) having: a front side (358) having a reflective surface (340) for directing incident light beams; and a back side (360) having a connector for attaching the at least three mirror components (350) to the hub component (352) with the respective reflective surfaces (340) facing outwardly, the connector configured to permit the mirror component (350) to rotate with the hub component (352) and to permit the mirror component (350) to tilt along a mirror tilt axis (364) which is transverse to the hub rotation axis (356). Methods for generating a scan pattern are also included.







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