Category Archives: Research

Human Lasers

This is truly amazing. Researchers at Harvard Medical School have found that they can get human cells to emit light in a tightly focused beam; in other words – a laser beam. They actually found three different methods for doing … Continue reading

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TRB Committee Meeting

I’ll be in Indianapolis attending one of my favorite annual events the summer meeting of the TRB AFB80 committee meeting. This is the Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies in Design and Construction and not only do we share ideas and information … Continue reading

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NASA RFI For Space Lidar

NASA/ARC is interested in spaceflight-qualified LIDAR systems for planetary rover missions on the Moon. LIDAR is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distance). This RFI seeks information about … Continue reading

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DIY Laser Harp

To test our LIDAR-Lite laser telemeters, we have built an infra-red laser harp which sound a note depending on the measured distance. Continue reading

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Volcanic Ash Lidar Detection

It will be made up of 10 instruments called Light Detection and Ranging Systems, or Lidar. Continue reading

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Point Cloud to Finite Element Model

easy and practical methodology that allows the conversion of point clouds into FEM models so that daily real cases of engineering can take the benefit of the precise geometrical description Continue reading

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Fusion of Waveform and Hyperspectral

However, additional information about target properties can potentially be recovered if the waveform shape is preserved in the fusion process. Continue reading

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Point Cloud Texture – Part 2

This is the second in a series explaining the use of Google Streetview to add texture to a point cloud. In this video, the author improves the result of texturing a 3D mesh with a screenshot of Google Streetview, by … Continue reading

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China and Italy Announce Research Center

The current and future activities of the China-Italy Joint Research Center (JRC) for Laser Remote Sensing were officially presented with an inauguration ceremony at the Roma-Tre University here on Friday. The JRC was set up between Italy’s National Interuniversity Consortium … Continue reading

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Lidar Helps Blind Driver ‘See’

a blind driver was to independently drive the vehicle down the main straightaway, onto the road course. Continue reading

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