CODAC: Compressive Depth Acquisition Camera

CoDAC is a new time-of-flight based range measurement system for acquiring depth maps of piecewise-planar scenes with high spatial resolution using a single, omnidirectional, time-resolved photodetector and no scanning components.

In contrast with the 2-D laser scanning used in LIDAR systems and low-resolution 2D sensor arrays used in TOF cameras, CoDAC demonstrates that it is possible to build a non-scanning range acquisition system with high spatial resolution using only a standard, commercially-available, low-cost photodetector and spatial light modulator.

Read more about this work at MIT News: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/lidar-3d-camera-cellphones-0105.html