Thanks for bringing us this topic and product info, Steve.
I've also seen LIDARs in other types of application, mainly related to weather studies and meteorology. One interesting use is for site survey studies for determining several key parameters before installing wind turbine farms. It is important to know the wind speed profile at diferent altitudes for determining the most efficient blade span for the wind turbine. Now the combination of MEMs and time to digital converters can open new fields of applications for this technology.