Our Mission

Next level LiDAR
for next level driving

Making autonomous transportation happen

Self-driving cars used to be science fiction. But already today, they redefine the way we move, how we transport goods, and the way we live together. SCANTINEL PHOTONICS develops LiDAR technologies that show autonomous vehicles their way. We believe that they will soon become as much a part of our lives as laptop computers and smartphones.

Bringing self driving technology to people and markets

It is our aim that many people benefit from the advantages of autonomous driving. At SCANTINEL PHOTONICS, a high-profile team of experts is working to make reliable LiDAR sensor technology not only possible, but also marketable. We cooperate closely with vehicle manufacturers and their technology partners in order to precisely meet their requirements.

Technologies

How LiDAR works

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS relies on coherent (FMCW) LiDAR to generate three-dimensional images of the environment, thus creating a reliable basis for autonomous navigation. The LiDAR technology from SCANTINEL PHOTONICS combines coherent ranging and spectral scanning on a solid-state platform. This allows an exact detection of the environment of the vehicle combined with high range, reliability, compactness, and low costs.

Why LiDAR by
SCANTINEL PHOTONICS?

  • High reliability
    The integration on a silicon wafer platform eliminates error-prone assembly and calibration steps.
  • High pixel rate
    The core of the system concept is its scalability to high pixel rates through efficient multiplexing.
  • Long range
    In coherent ranging, every photon returned from the object to the detector counts. This high sensitivity enables efficient object detection over long ranges.
  • Simultaneous range and velocity
    The distance and speed of the object are measured simultaneously for each pixel. This provides more reliable object detection.
  • Robustness
    Coherent ranging is neither disturbed by low sun nor by oncoming LiDAR systems.
  • Small size and low cost at volumes
    Coherent ranging allows the integration of the lasers, detectors, and a large part of the optical components on a silicon wafer platform (photonic integration).
  • Fast time-to-market
    We use existing processes suitable for mass production for the photonically integrated components. Whenever the performance of photonics is not yet sufficient today, we implement the function in sophisticated macroscopic optics that are also suitable for mass production.

Resources

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS – three good reasons

Backed
by ZEISS

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS was launched as a venture of Carl Zeiss AG, building on the experience and know-how of the world’s leading company in the optical and optoelectronic industry. This gives Scantinel access to ZEISS Technology platforms and expertise.

Best-in-class
technology partners

  • BRIDGER PHOTONICS, a ZEISS venture company, leading in FMCW LiDAR technology.
  • IMEC, the leading European research center in the field of silicon photonics

Strong ideas and patents

At present more than 30 pending patents protect the development of SCANTINEL PHOTONICS’ LiDAR technology.

Meet our Team

Andy Zott

Managing Director

Andy Zott is an expert in establishing and managing technology teams, especially in the field of advanced laser ranging technology. He is also responsible for our strategy, and for our technology partner and business networks. Prior to the founding of SCANTINEL PHOTONICS, Andy Zott was a project manager with ZEISS and other leading electronics companies.

Get in contact

  • andy.zott@scantinel.com
  • www.scantinel.com

Frank Höller

Lead System Architect

As a renowned expert for system engineering as well as optical and mechanical design, Dr.-Ing. Frank Höller works on the system architecture of the LiDAR technology, and is responsible for the development of a compact scanner without moving parts. Frank Höller has more than 35 years of experience in the development of optical systems and in cooperating with other companies, such as in the automotive industry. As director and manager, he was the head of various research and development teams.

Get in contact

  • frank.hoeller@scantinel.com
  • www.scantinel.com

Vladimir Davydenko

Lead architect ranging systems

As an expert with more than 40 years of experience in the fields of laser technology and microoptics, Vladimir Davydenko is responsible for the development of the FMCW system and the technological roadmap of the FMCW LiDAR. Vladimir Davidenko pushes the miniaturization and photonic integration of the complex FMCW ranging system. For the last 15 years, he worked with ZEISS on the development of microoptical components.

Get in contact

  • vladimir.davydenko@scantinel.com
  • www.scantinel.com

Jan Horn

Lead architect electronics and software

Dr.-Ing. Jan Horn has accompanied the development of MEMS systems and machine vision systems at ZEISS and in the automotive industry before assuming a key role at SCANTINEL PHOTONICS as an expert in software and electronics for FMCW LiDAR systems. Dr.-Ing. Jan Horn takes care of powerful electronics and software as well as advanced algorithms that ensure accurate and reliable environment detection. During his career, Jan Horn has led several project groups in the field of science, at ZEISS and in the automotive industry.

Get in contact

  • jan.horn@scantinel.com
  • www.scantinel.com

Careers

Join our Team

Join us as we solve the challenges of autonomous driving with LiDAR technology. We need strong minds and good team players. And we are looking forward to your application.

At Scantinel Photonics you will contribute to the development of the key optical sensor technology enabling fully autonomous vehicles in the future. You will work in a very dynamic market environment and in close co-operation with a range of international technology partners with leading industry expertise in their fields. We value openness, trust and empowerment, enabling everyone in the team to thrive on the grounds of the high scientific, technological & business targets we aim for.

Scantinel Photonics is backed by ZEISS Ventures.

Want to drive our Business in the field of autonomous driving?
You will analyze use cases for advanced photonic sensors in the field of autonomous driving and actively contribute to the success of Scantinel Photonics GmbH. In close cooperation with potential customers you will consolidate the technical customer requirements, define interfaces, system simulation requirements as well as data postprocessing requirements, reliability and certification requirements. You will create and maintain the product roadmap. In addition, you will be the representative of Scantinel Photonics GmbH on conferences and industry fairs.

You have:

  • a Masters or PhD in Technology, Physics, Electronics or Informatics
  • proven track record in product management in high tech industry
  • 3 years of experience in optical sensor development, ideally in automotive industry
  • experience in requirements management for complex technical products
  • knowledge in automotive standards and certifications
  • willingness of working in fast-moving environments with high levels of ambiguity and rapidly changing markets as well as a ‘hands-on-attitude’
Your contact:

Dr. Frank Höller

Want to drive our Business in the field of integrated optics?
You will develop, design and simulate integrated optical components and circuits on a photonic integration platform and actively contribute to the success of Scantinel Photonics GmbH. You will be responsible for specification and realization of integrated optical components for a highly complex optical sensor system targeted at mass market applications. To achieve your goals, you will work in close cooperation with leading industry experts at our international technology partner companies.

You have:

  • a Master or PhD in physics, photonics or integrated optics
  • 3 years of experience in the design of integrated photonic components on SOI or SiN platforms
  • Experience in the design of coherent transceivers, AWGs, WDMs and integrated detectors
  • knowledge of PIC manufacturing and packaging processes and respective foundries
  • Matlab, Labview, Python, C++
  • willingness of working in fast-moving environments with high levels of ambiguity and rapidly changing markets as well as a ‘hands-on-attitude’
  • fluent English skills
Your contact:

Dr. Frank Höller

Want to drive our Business in the field of autonomous driving?
You will develop, lead and execute the End-to-End Business Strategy and actively contribute to the success of Scantinel Photonics GmbH. In this role you will consolidate customer requirements, assess commercial implications and drive our Product- and Tec roadmap. You identify and build up a customer pipeline for advanced photonic sensors in the autonomous systems markets. In order to complete your tasks you will lead the negotiations of complex partnership contracts and manage partnerships with customers and co-investors.

You have:

  • a PhD in Technology, Science Engineering or an MBA
  • professional Leadership experience with background in business development
  • a existing network in the automotive industry and experience in venture funded high tech start-ups
  • the tactical and execution ability for complex negotiations in automotive supplier, OEM and Venture contexts
  • willingness of working in fast-moving environments with high levels of ambiguity and rapidly changing markets as well as a ‘hands-on-attitude’
  • the ability to dive deep on tech stack of advanced optics, laser systems, and computer vision to make high quality managerial decisions
Your contact:

Dr. Frank Höller

Want to drive software development in the field of autonomous driving?
You will develop concepts and architectures as well as implement real time SW for efficient data analysis of FMCW LiDAR systems and actively contribute to the success of Scantinel Photonics GmbH. In this role you will develop and implement image processing algorithms for LiDAR data, as well as system control Software and calibration algorithms to support the system integration of prototype systems. You create software technology roadmaps and implement software development processes and guidelines to ensure functional safety of critical Software sub-systems.

You have:

  • a university degree in Engineering, Informatics or similar
  • 3 years of experience in embedded software development
  • good knowledge in communication engineering, signal- and system theory, digital signal processing, image processing, computer vision
  • experience with certification of safety critical software
  • proven tool capabilities: Matlab, C, Python, embedded operating systems – labview and FPGA programming is a plus
  • willingness of working in fast-moving environments with high levels of ambiguity and rapidly changing markets as well as a ‘hands-on-attitude’
  • fluent English skills
Your contact:

Dr. Frank Höller

Want to drive multichip packaging in the field of advanced photonic sensors?
You will create the photonic packaging concept for advanced integrated optical sensors and actively contribute to the success of the Scantinel Photonics GmbH. In this role you create chip and module packaging specifications and drive their implementation in close cooperation with international technology partners. You are responsible for testing and qualifying the packaged components and selecting partners and sub-contractors for chip and module packaging.

You have:

  • a Master or PhD in engineering or fundamental science
  • 3 years of experience in photonic packaging, photonic integration and integrated optics
  • expert knowledge of photonic packaging processes as well as industry insights to photonic packaging houses
  • skills in Matlab, Labview C++
  • experience in cooperation with external partners
  • willingness of working in fast-moving environments with high levels of ambiguity and rapidly changing markets as well as a ‘hands-on-attitude’
  • fluent English
Your contact:

Dr. Frank Höller

You will
take care of the organizational and administrative tasks for the team of Scantinel Photonics GmbH, thus ensuring the day-to-day work is structured. This will include coordinating external customer appointments, booking and settlement of business trips, taking over operational processes such as accounting preparation, processing orders and commissions, as well as managing selected external service providers.

You have:

  • a commercial or similar qualification
  • gained pertinent experience in the assistance sector or in administrational matters
  • a structured approach to work, always keeping the overview
  • very good knowledge of MS Office
  • good knowledge of German and English
Your contact:

Dr. Frank Höller

Want to drive our Business in the field of autonomous driving?
You will develop the test and calibration concepts for an advanced laser ranging system for autonomous vehicles and set-up the laboratory infrastructure according to component and system test requirements. You will develop and specify the electronics hardware and software modules necessary for testing and calibration of prototypes and play a key role in the set-up and operation of customer demos. To enable safe operation of the laboratory prototypes you ensure compliance with applicable laser and laboratory safety standards.

You have:

  • an Engineering or Physic degree and a brought background in optics, electronics, lasers and metrology
  • practical experience in test and calibration of fiber-optic and/or photonic components and systems
  • test software development skills in MatLab and/or LabView
  • experience in electronics, cables and connectors for prototypes
  • basic knowledge in digital signal processing (and image processing) would be an advantage
  • awareness of laser and laboratory safety issues a „hands on“ mentality
Your contact:

Dr. Frank Höller

Want to drive our Business in the field of autonomous driving?
You will be responsible for the mechanical design of prototypes and demonstrators for next generation LiDAR sensors targeted at autonomous vehicle applications. You will create all necessary documents for manufacturing of optical and mechanical components and ensure timely delivery of the prototype hardware in close co-operation with external suppliers. You will create mechanical concepts for product prototypes and define interfaces to test vehicles in co-operation with customers.

You have:

  • Master or Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering, precision mechanics or mechatronics
  • Experience with mechanical design of electro-optical devices
  • Experience with manufacturing of electro-optical devices and prototypes is a plus
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Development Tooling ability: CAD
  • Presentation ability: Word, Power Point, Excel
  • Language skills: English, German
Your contact:

Dr. Frank Höller

Contact us

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS

Carl-Zeiss-Straße 22
73447 Oberkochen
Germany
Phone: +49 7364-93982-0

info@scantinel.com