Category Archives: Research

DARPA Demos New Single-Chip Lidar

In the latest test, the system was able to scan back and forth across that entire arc more than 100,000 times per second. Continue reading

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Motion Contrast 3D Scanning

In order for a 3-D camera to be useful, it has to be something you can use in everyday, normal environments, Continue reading

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Low Cost Centimeter Level GPS

This is not directly about laser scanning, but for many applications GPS (or GNSS) plays an important role in the overall workflow. It seems that a group of researchers at the University of Texas Austin have figured out a way … Continue reading

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Lidar Study of Sequoias

providing detailed information on the 3D structure of conifer and broadleaf forests in many research and applications projects.” Continue reading

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NASA Calipso Tracks Dust

The Calipso satellite uses its lidar sensor to quantify the amount of dust that is transported from the Sahara to the Amazon. Continue reading

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Dinosaur Footprints in 3D

it is the first time the Zeb1 has been deployed. Continue reading

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Coloring the Points

After classification, useful information on these different vegetation strata can be extracted, making it easier to interpret vegetation information hidden in the point clouds. Continue reading

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NASA Measures Sea Ice

Flying the same path every year provides detailed information about how the surface height of the ice has changed. Continue reading

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CalTech’s 3D Camera Sensor

But researchers say that the product could easily be scaled up to a model with hundreds of thousands of pixels Continue reading

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What About Balloons?

The balloon and camera made it up high enough to see the black sky curling around our blue planet, a staggering 94,687 feet. Continue reading

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