Category Archives: Research

Property Drone Consortium Teams with RIT

The Property Drone Consortium (PDC), a collaboration that consists of insurance carriers, roofing industry leaders and supporting enterprises is pleased to announce a new research initiative with Rochester Institute of Technology, a renowned world leader in imaging science. The program … Continue reading

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JALBTCX Annual Conference

The Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Center of Excellence – JALBTCX is hosting their annual conference in Silver Spring, MD July 19 – 21. If you are under the impression that there is not a lot of work being done in … Continue reading

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A New Method for Road Feature Extraction

This paper by a team of researchers at the University of New South Wales presents a new framework of road feature extraction from color component–based data fusion of aerial imagery and lidar data. The proposed framework consists of six procedures: … Continue reading

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Modelling Forest Understory with Lidar

Evaluating habitat quality and understory composition across complex landscapes remains a challenge for forest and wildlife managers, but is essential for ensuring the stability of vulnerable species. In this  study a group Canadian researchers investigate whether forest stand structure, as … Continue reading

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Lidar Needed for Autonomous Vehicles

Last week a person was killed while using the Tesla autopilot system. Elon Musk has taken the position that lidar is not required for autonomous driving, but this article in Forbes questions that belief. From the article: “The more fundamental … Continue reading

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Lidar for Automotive Safety Apps

LeddarTech has unveiled key insights about its LeddarCore integrated circuits roadmap, which the company says is set to enable low-cost, high-performance solid-state LiDARs for multiple automotive safety applications – from advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to autonomous driving. During the … Continue reading

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Multi-Wavelength DIAL

A team of researchers in China have demonstrated an increase in accuracy when using a multi-wavelength differential absorption lidar to measure carbon dioxide as compared to the standard dual wavelength. They note: Differential absorption LIDAR (DIAL) remote sensing is a … Continue reading

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State Mandated Use of Lidar

There is nothing better than a mandate to get the funding flowing in a government setting. In 2015, the Washington State Legislature mandated that the Department of Natural Resources Division of Geology and Earth Resources collect, analyze, and publicly distribute … Continue reading

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New Aerosol Lidar for Jurong Island

To extend the observation network of real-time weather monitoring systems, the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) has also installed an aerosol LIDAR on Jurong Island to measure the local distribution of particulate matter in the atmosphere, as well as a wind … Continue reading

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Calibration of a Lidar and Camera System

This paper presents a detailed methodology for calibration 0f a lidar sensor and camera system. These researchers from Korea propose a robust extrinsic calibration algorithm that can be implemented easily and has small calibration error. The extrinsic calibration parameters are … Continue reading

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